Political leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto are free to join the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) consultative forums provided they constructively debate on the issue in line with National unity and cohesion.
Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho said everyone was welcome to the national debate since it is instrumental for national unity, cohesion, leadership and development.
Addressing journalists at his office in Mombasa Wednesday evening, Joho said the national dialogue was very critical and needed no divisive politics.
According to Joho, the BBI report should be clearly explained to Kenyans and enable them to understand, internalise and make firm decision on the issue.
“We are not here to politicise the whole issue, we are aiming at encouraging our fellow Kenyans and specifically the Coastal people to support this initiative for their own good,” noted the County Chief.
He urged politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto to understand the importance of the document and national unity so that the country is not politically divided.
“We do not want to cause political tension in the country but instead deliberate on tangible issues as stipulated in the BBI report, this report has nothing to do with creating political posts for specific people,” noted Joho.
He was accompanied by his Deputy Dr. William Kingi, Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, Mombasa Women representative Asha Hussein, Likoni Legislature Mishi Mboko her Kisauni counterpart Ali Mbogo and Changamwe Lawmaker Omar Mwinyi.
However, Jomvu MP Badi Twalib and his Nyali counterpart a strong DP Ruto supporter Mohammed Ali were missing in the press briefing.
He said over 30 governors 100 Mp’s and other politicians will attend the Saturday Tononoka BBI public rally.
Joho said all the preparations are done and that they are eagerly waiting for Saturday.
“However we will on Friday meet as all Coast leaders so that we deliberate on our issues and what we want to be fully included in the BBI report,” he added.
He mentioned the economy pillar, youth, Coast resources and unemployment as some of the critical issues that as Coast leaders they will look into.