Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has come out to express her concerns about the team picked to popularize the Building Bridges Initiative in Mt Kenya region.
In a message to the team and the President on Wednesday January 20, she claimed it was crucial to choose influential leaders to drive the process.
She said the BBI is a political process and thus ought to have been spearheaded by people who command sufficient influence in the region.
“While I wish them all the best, I must remind them and their appointers that BBI is a political process and if it is not led by people the community recognises as political influencers, it will have challenges and that is the nature of politics,” she said.
Speaking on being left out of the Mt Kenya BBI Secretariat meeting at Thika Greens Resort, the governor said her focus was executing her mandate for the Kirinyaga people.
“I was not invited to Thika Greens in the meeting that selected the BBI popularization team. However, I’m too busy to worry about being excluded. I wish the team all the best.
“It is my view that for it to pass smoothly, we need to move from making BBI a competitive to a collaborative process by bringing everyone on board, including those with divergent views, so that we all own the document as opposed to having competing internal and external camps,” she added.
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