Ruto’s Kwale pointmen snub BBI meeting

Deputy president William Ruto (right) with Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya and Senator Issa Juma Boy (centre) together with Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori ( Left) during a past function PHOTO COURTESY

Two MPs who have been drumming up support for deputy president William Ruto in Kwale county on Wednesday snubbed a declaration meeting that was meant to state the position of leaders in the county in regards to the Building Bridges Innitiative(BBI process).

Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani and his Matuga counterpart Kassim Tandaza were visibly absent in the declaration meeting that was lead by the Kwale governor Salim Mvurya.

The Wednesday meeting saw a change of tune from Benjamin Tayari(Kinango) and his Msambweni counterpart Suleiman Dori who have in the past thrown their weight behind Ruto’s 2022 bid.

Speaking at the Mvindeni county offices,the leaders said the BBI initiative was meant to unite Kenyans and bring more resources to counties.

The MPs said they support Governor Mvurya and would work closely with him to fastrack development in Kwale.

“We need cohesion and unity of all Kenyans. This will ensure peace which we in Kwale value a lot because of our tourism sector,” Mvurya said.

Kwale senator Issa Juma and the woman representative Zuleha Hassan were also absent in the meeting which comes just a few days before a mega rally scheduled to be held the Tononoka grounds on Saturday in an effort to drum up support for the BBI process.

On Tuesday, a section of MPs from Ruto’s camp led by Nakuru senator Susan Kihika and the Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa in a suprise move said they would attend the Saturday rally to back the process

Editing Janet Murikira