Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has called on coastal residents to rally behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) for a better and brighter future.
Joho said the BBI process spearheaded by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga will unify the Country and bring to an end tribal politics.
The Governor said the BBI process needs grassroots support since it seeks to end hostility among the diverse communities in the country every election cycle.
He spoke in Jacaranda Beach Hotel when he met representatives of the Kikuyu community living in Msambweni constituency of Kwale.
Joho who is also the ODM Deputy Party Leader was in the constituency to drum up support for the party’s flag bearer Omar Boga in the Msambweni Parliamentary by-election slated for December 15.
The Mombasa Governor was accompanied by ODM nominee Omar Boga and nominated Senator Dr. Agnes Zani during his meet-the-people tours in the region.
The seat fell vacant following the death of the immediate MP Suleiman Dori in March.
“The BBI process will deliver a better and brighter Kenya with progress and development felt by all the communities in the country” Joho said.
He termed Boga as the ‘BBI and handshake candidate’ who enjoys the blessings and goodwill of both the President and former PM Raila.
Joho said BBI stands for inclusivity and shared prosperity and urged Kenyans to rally behind the popular initiative.
Boga pledged to continue with the development projects initiated by his predecessor dismissing claims by his political opponents that he will isolate people from the outside coast region.
Peter Mugo the Kikuyu community leader in Kwale said Kenyans should not allow themselves to be divided along ethnic and political lines by those opposed to the BBI process.
Stephen Kiarie, a prominent local businessman said voters from upcountry should ignore those spreading propaganda that certain politicians will evict them out of the region.