Kalonzo meets Kitui leaders after threats to oppose BBI for leaving out Mwingi county

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Kalonzo Musyoka poses with Kitui leaders after a meeting to discuss BBI Report Monday night in Karen. (Photo - Courtesy)

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka Monday night met elected leaders from Kitui County. This comes after some of the leaders threatened to oppose the BBI report for leaving out their key recommendation on the creation of Mwingi county.

The elected leaders at the meeting included Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Senator Enoch Wambua, Women representative Irene Kasalu, Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi, Kitui West MP Edith Nyenze among others.

According to a source in the meeting, Kalonzo convinced the leaders with the hardline stand to drop and support the report.

A section of leaders had also cried foul after the county missed in the list of counties to benefit from new constituencies despite the county being among the largest in the country. Machakos county is set to receive 3 additional constituencies and Makueni 1.

Kitui leaders last week met in Nairobi to discuss the BBI report and one of the thorny issues was the creation of Mwingi county, extra constituencies, and inclusion of green grams as a cash crop.

Over the weekend, Ngilu convened a Kitui County leadership and professionals caucus to rally the people and the region in support of BBI. The professionals raised the issue for the additional Mwingi county. They however vowed to support the document as is.

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