In what could appear as a blow to the Wiper party, leaders from Maendeleo Chap Chap party have been selected to spearhead the process of collecting signatures in the Eastern region.
Machakos County chief of staff Mwengi Mutuse will head the process in the Lower Eastern region and Former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti oversee it in Mt. Kenya East region.
According to the BBI secretariat, George Aladwa the Makadara MP, Simba Arati, and Maina Kamanda will spearhead the exercise in Nairobi region.
The leaders have not only been tasked with the signature collection but also sensiting the members of the public on the BBI report. The move might come as a surprise as the Wiper party was expected to be on the lead because of the party’s popularity in the region.
This comes as a section of Kitui leaders mounted resistance on the BBI Report for leaving out their key recommendation to have the Mwingi County established.
Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua speaking after the BBI Signature collection launch urged Kenyans to append their signatures as it would make their lives better.
“I am pleased to be at the forefront of supporting the BBI process because it is going to make life for Kenyans better now and in the years to come. I urge all Kenyans of goodwill to append their signatures in support of this process. This is a process that will empower ordinary Kenyans through the law so that they no longer rely on handouts and tokens from politicians.” A statement by Mutua read.