[PHOTOS] Raila, Matiang'i, Waiguru among attendees at first BBI forum

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• Ongwae said the forum was meant to ensure information about the BBI report trickles to the grassroots.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Interior CS Fred Matiangi, ODM party leader Raila Odinga and Kisii Governor James Ongwae arrive for the BBI leaders forum at Kisii Sports Club on Friday, January 10, 2020.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Interior CS Fred Matiangi, ODM party leader Raila Odinga and Kisii Governor James Ongwae arrive for the BBI leaders forum at Kisii Sports Club on Friday, January 10, 2020.
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The first Building Bridges Initiative forum is underway in Kisii with several top politicians in attendance.

Among attendees include ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, governors Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) Anyang Nyongo (Kisumu), Okoth Obado (Migori) and Sospeter Ojamong (Busia).

Other governors present were John Nyagarama (Nyamira) Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi ( Kilifi), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) among others.

 

Kisii Governor James Ongwae, the host, said the meeting was apolitical.

"We are meeting here as leaders from all regions and from all political parties and there is no partisan politics at all," he said.

Ongwae said the forum was meant to ensure information about the BBI report trickles to the grassroots.

He said more copies are still needed to reach more Kenyans in the grassroots.

"I ask Interior CS Fred Matiangi to ensure that more more copies are availed so that our people can read and understand before they make an informed choice about it," Ongwae said.

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Kisumu's Anyang' Nyong'o at the BBI forum.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Kisumu's Anyang' Nyong'o at the BBI forum.
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Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu at the BBI forum in Kisii on Friday, January 10, 2020.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu at the BBI forum in Kisii on Friday, January 10, 2020.
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Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo at the BBI forum in Kisii on Friday, January 10, 2020.
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo at the BBI forum in Kisii on Friday, January 10, 2020.
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Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tongi said the report addresses issues aimed at solving problems affecting the country.

Kitutu Chache South MP Richard said BBI will give political retirees a voice in the governance of the country.

 

He said in addressing graft, youth will get funds which they will start business with.

ODM nominee Denita Ghati said Kenya has 8.5 million people with disabilities  who should be given positions in the proposed new government structure.

She said during the implementation, those with disability must be on board.

She also urged for inclusivity of small communities in both county and national leadership during the implementation of the BBB report.

The documents was hailed for giving tax holidays to business start ups.