Section of elected leaders from larger Mount Kenya region have vowed to educate and enlighten people from the area about details contained in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)report.
The leaders who are allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta have also said they will involve local community leaders and the clergy in educating the locals about the report.
Speaking after a 3-hour closed door meeting in a Murang’a hotel on Saturday, the leaders including MPs, Senators and Women representatives claimed that they will not let the opportunities brought in by the BBI disappear.
Led by the National Assembly majority leader Amos Kimunya, the legislators said Mount Kenya region stands to benefit more from the proposals contained in the BBI saying they will embark in rigorous public forums to explain to the people from the central region about the documents.
Their stand comes few days after Senate majority chief whip and who is also Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata wrote to the president claims that only 20 percent of residents of Mount Kenya region supports the BBI.
In a statement read by Kirinyaga senator Charles Kibiru, the leaders lauded locals for demonstrating their support for the region by appending their signatures in support of the bill and endorsing the proposed political reforms enshrined in the document.
They noted that only 15 elected members of parliament out of 91 are against the BBI report and that the remaining 60 continue to steer the country to a progressive path being charted by the President.
The leaders also formed a team of five members to be led by Kibiru and Maoka Moore that will come up with structures on how they will carry out aggressive campaign in support of the proposed constitutional reforms.
The team will also work with local governors and members of county assemblies in popularizing the BBI in the region.
Kibiru observed that communities from the region always borne the brunt of political violence, they understand the value of peace and stability that were not evident before the infamous handshake between the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga.