Governors drawn from the six Coast counties have cautioned politicians who will grace the Tononoka Building Bridges Initiative rally on Saturday that they will not be allowed to politicise the forum.
Kilifi governor Amason Jeffa Kingi said the forum is purely for Coast people to raise their concerns so that they are fully included in the BBI report.
Kingi who was accompanied by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, Tana River Governor Major Rt. Dhadho Godhana and his Taita Taveta counterpart Granton Samboja said all those who will go against the rule of the day will not be allowed to address the public.
According to Kingi, BBI forums are not political forums neither are they about 2022 politics or general election.
He termed the Saturday forum as very critical for Coastal people and that politicians from other counties though welcomed they should respect the economic agenda of the forum.
“We are not barring anyone from attending the forum but we will never entertain politics during that particular forum,” noted the Kilifi County Chief.
His sentiments were fully backed by Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho who reiterated that the economic pillar of the Coast region will be the main agenda in that meeting.
“We will deeply deliberate about Coast economy, employment, unity and other critical agenda in line with the ‘Building Bridges Initiative’ on Saturday,” he said.
He appealed to the Coastal people to attend the forum so that they all discuss about what they want fully included in the BBI forum.
On his part, Taita Taveta County Governor Granton Samboja said the Coastal people will fully support the BBI since they will reap big from it.
“This is not about political powers or retaining political leaders but will help shape the country’s leadership, economically and in a unified transformation process,” noted Samboja.