Tangatanga vs Kieleweke: Showdown expected in Mombasa BBI meeting

The attack on Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and her Nyali counterpart Mohamed Ali, who are pro-DP William Ruto portends what to expect at the Mombasa BBI meeting at Mama Ngina Waterfront park

Goons attacked the two MPs they addressed a press conference outside the Lotus Hotel in Mombasa.

This happened ahead of the BBI rally to be held on Saturday.

Raila Odinga on Friday led Coast BBI delegates conference in Mombasa ahead of the rally.

The Tangatanga MPs this week vowed to attend the BBI rallies, an about-turn after they skipped the first two in Kisii and Kakamega.

“After consultation as leaders, we have decided [that] in order to pursue the original spirit of the BBI irrespective of our concerns against the use of public resources in a process that has been blessed with full nationwide consensus, we will participate and where necessary take charge of these public rallies,” Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen announced on Tuesday.

“Hon. @SakajaJohnson, Hon. @kaninikega1, Hon. @Hon_FatumaGedi and I have today welcomed our colleagues from Tangatanga to Mombasa BBI meeting. We hope that they are coming with clean hands, and ready to join us in the hard task of building a more cohesive nation. #BBIInMombasa,” Suna East MP and ally of Raila Odinga tweeted as soon as the announcement was made.

On Friday, however, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator said he had been threatened about attending the meeting.

“I have been threatened that if I attend the Mombasa BBI meeting I shall be humiliated by being denied a seat, not being allowed to talk or even if I am allowed to talk I shall be heckled.If that’s what it takes to unite this country so be it&I am ready to absorb. Tukutane Mombasa,” he tweeted.

Four MPs on Friday told Deputy President William Ruto and his allies not to expect preferential treatment in Saturday’s BBI meeting if the DP does not apologise for badmouthing previous meetings.  They are Caleb Amisi (Saboti), Godfrey Osotsi (nominated), Anthony Oluoch (Mathare) and Mark Nyamita.

Speaking in Homa Bay, Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh said they will not allow Team Tangatanga to either discredit them or President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

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