Govenor Waiguru warns Uhuru over ‘Weak’ BBI team in Mount Kenya

Governor Anne Waiguru has taken a new stance against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) politics in Mount Kenya, urging Uhuru to reconsider his team members.

Writing to the BBI taskforce, the vocal Kirinyaga governor urged the unit to set up more popular politicians than the raging UDA operatives.

“While I wish them all the best, I must remind them and their appointers that BBI is a political process and if it is not led by people the community recognizes as political influencers, it will have challenges, and that is the nature of politics,” Waiguru cautioned.

Waiguru was talking about the Mt Kenya BBI Secretariat which comprises the Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru, MPs Maoka Maore (Ntonyiri), Ruth Mwaniki (Kigumo), Peter Mwathi (Limuru) and Jane Njiru (Embu). Ironically, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu was left out of the secretariat, despite his efforts in popularizing the document.

Waiguru’s statement comes hot on the heels of Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata’s viral letter to the president, predicting a failure of the BBI initiative in Central Kenya.

Kang’ata has since been embroiled in bitter exchange with the president, Jubilee party officials, and other key allies of Uhuru Kenyatta.

Deputy President William Ruto has amassed a majority of central Kenya politicians who have collectively warned President Uhuru against pushing the BBI agenda in his turf.