- The Standard
Rival Mount Kenya region leaders have announced separate meetings to seek a common ground for the community in terms of the Building Bridges initiative.
In the invitation cards seen by Kenyans.co.ke on Sunday, February 23, the Mt. Kenya Parliamentary Group announced that it planned to hold a dinner on Monday, February 24, to discuss the region's way forward on the report.
"We cordially invite you to a dinner hosted by the Mt Kenya Parliamentary Group (MKPG) at the Panafric Hotel on Monday, February 24, 2020, starting from 6.30 p.m.
"Your input on the consultations towards a regional position on the BBI will be highly appreciated," the invitation card reads.An invite to the MKPG dinner to be hosted at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi on February 24, 2020.File
An invitation echoing the same was issued by the Mount Kenya Foundation (MKF) and the Central Region Economic Bloc (CEREB), announcing a parallel meeting to be held on the same date.
"We cordially invite you to a dinner jointly hosted by the Mount Kenya Foundation and the Central Region Economic Bloc (CEREB) at the Safari Park Hotel on Monday, February 24, 2020,"
"Your input in the consultations towards a regional position on the BBI will be greatly appreciated," the invitation also echoes.
Both the events are slated to begin at 6.30 in the evening in the different hotels in Nairobi.
CEREB is headed by the Nyeri county economic advisor Ndirangu Gacunia while the retired secretary-general of the National Council of Churches in Kenya (NCCK) Canon Peter Karanja heads the Mount Kenya Foundation.
The Mt Kenya group, on the other side, is made up of members of the National Assembly allied to Deputy President William Ruto.
The two groups have been at loggerheads when it comes to the BBI report with the latter expressing their interest in seeing the report adopted while the former adopts a lukewarm approach.
Leaders from the central region are yet to show full support for the initiative which has been dismissed as a plot to punish leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto.The invitation card by the MKF and the CEREB calling for a dinner meeting on February 24, 2020File
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