Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho has said the efforts by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to unite Kenyans will culminate into an all inclusive national government.
Joho said an all inclusive government is the only way out of political violence recurrence in the country.
While addressing Embrace women Tononoka peace rally in Mombasa on Saturday, Joho said the embrace efforts should not be ignored but fully supported since the women leaders are setting a unique history for the country.
Joho said the Building Bridges Initiative efforts aims at positively impacting the nation urging Kenyans to support it.
“If we form the government and everyone feels included, there will be no violence or any form of political discrimination,” he said.
Joho assured the women of his fully support and urged them to ignore those criticising them.
“If it’s about politics then we are far much better that our opponents, however that is not our today’s agenda, lets embrace peace and coexistence in our country,” he said.
His sentiments were fully backed by the women politicians led by Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru who vehemently opposed the ‘Punguza mizigo’ constitutional amendment initiative urging Kenyans to remain calm and wait for the BBI report.
[Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho going down on it with Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and her Kirinyaga counterpart Ann Waiguru among other Embrace leaders. Photo/courtesy/GPS].
The Dr. Ekuru Aukot bill calls for a reduction of the number of political leaders from 416 to only 147.
“The Punguza mizigo constitution amendment bill in simple terms aims at striking out women from leadership,” she said.
On her part Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu scoffed at Deputy President William Ruto saying referendum is inevitable.
“He opposed the constitution 10 years ago, why is he now supporting it, as women leaders we will support the efforts of constituting and all inclusive government,” she said.