Residents Ignore Governor James Nyoro's BBI Roadshow [VIDEO]

  • Kiambu Governor James Nyoro
    Kiambu Governor James Nyoro speaking in Limuru Municipality on July 22, 2020.
  • A video has been making rounds on social media where Kiambu Governor James Nyoro is seen making a victory lap in the county following the passing of the BBI bill in the assembly.

    Unlike other political tours which attract locals, Kiambu residents seemed unmoved, going about their daily activities.

    As his convoy snaked through the town, the governor who had rallied Members of the County Assembly to pass the BBI bill, waved at the unresponsive residents.

    The video caught the attention of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party allied to Deputy President William Ruto, which claimed that the bill had been passed due to corruption.

    "When Hon Kangata said MCA's are not Wanjiku's on the ground, some laughed at him out. Now, this is Gov. Nyoro doing "thankyou" lap in Kiambu. 

    "Were it not for corruption, this bill would not have passed. Nevertheless, let's wait for the lord of corruption to bribe wananchi as well," reads a statement on the UDA Twitter page.

    The Kiambu County Assembly was one of the 39 counties that voted to pass the bill on a day that was described as Super Tuesday.

    The Building Bridges Initiative National Secretariat, in a statement, urged the six remaining counties to also deliver a 'yes' verdict.

    "This landslide victory is an indication of the popularity of BBI and is an indicator of the support the BBI Bill will enjoy at the referendum. The ringing endorsement of the BBI witnessed across the counties is an indication that the people of Kenya have spoken emphatically and in one voice. 

    "We wish to applaud them for listening to our Principals, President, HE Uhuru Kenyatta and Former prime Minister Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga and ignoring the lies and propaganda being peddled around the BBI process," reads  their statement.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at Bomas of Kenya
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at Bomas of Kenya