Editor's Review

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday held a meeting with over 7000 leaders from Mt Kenya at Sagana State Lodge, Nyeri County. 

The Head of State and the leaders discussed the region's development and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Kenyatta told the leaders that he had gone to have a conversation with them and chart the way forward for the country and region. 

"I know today some people are expecting me to come here, speak in anger or insult anyone. Too bad for them, I have no anger or insults. Mine is to have a conversation with you, to chart the way for this region and country," he said. 

The Head of State added, "It is important to remind you of where we have come from, since 2007, you all know what happened, I don't want to repeat that story. I remember how some of you seated here were so against our decisions to look for unity in 2007.

"You all remember how things were in 2017 and the repeat election. I feel so sad when I see people speak the way they speak today. There are some people here, who I can tell you what they went through in 2017 and I had to convince them, appeal to them not to revenge."

The President received a major boost after ten counties from Mt. Kenya on Friday pledged to pass the BBI bill after a meeting with Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs). 

"Ten County Assemblies have today assured President Kenyatta that they will pass the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) legislation within the required legal timeline.

"The assurance by Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Murang'a, Nyandarua, Kiambu, Laikipia and Nakuru County Assemblies was made Friday at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County during a meeting between the Head of State and 550 Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) and their respective leadership teams," part of the statement read.