Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi arrived at the Bukhungu stadium on Saturday morning in Kakamega town to attend a BBI meeting.
The ANC party leader dumped Ruto allied leaders led by Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale to attend the ODM party leader Raila Odinga’s led forum.
Mudavadi had vowed not to attend the forum saying that some Luhya leaders were not consulted.
Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart were spotted going to the stadium where other leaders were seated minutes before the meeting began.
Mudavadi and Wetang’ula claimed that the BBI rallies were meant for 2022 politics, instead of uniting the country.
The two leaders were scheduled to attend a parallel meeting organized by the anti-BBI leaders at Nabongo grounds in Mumias town.
Western leaders have differed over today’s BBI meeting with those allied to DP, terming the forum as political.
The leaders disagreed with COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli saying that he was going to use the meeting to endorse host Governor Wycliffe Oparanya as the community’s spokesperson.
Khalwale, on Thursday, January 16, affirmed the Mumias meeting would go on despite the ban, stating that the region’s leaders would attend.
With heavy police deployed in the town, Khalwale and other Tanga Tanga allied politicians were nowhere to be seen at the Nabango Grounds.
Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen condemned the heavy police deployment in the town.
Taking to Twitter, Murkomen insinuated that the move shows clearly that BBI is not about uniting the country as claimed.
“Fellow Kenyans, BBI is the only way to end violence and politics of exclusion. We must create a nation of only one democratic idea. We’re uniting this country by force. We’ve deployed our officers to ensure that no other idea thrives, only BBI. Anyone defying will be dealt with ruthlessly,” he posted on his Twitter handle on Saturday.