Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and ODM nominated Senator Dr. Agnes Zani have called on coastal residents to rally behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional review report.
Joho and Dr. Zani observed that the BBI process seeks to address the problems that have bedeviled Kenya for generations such as impunity, runaway corruption, land grabbing and negative ethnicity.
The duo on Wednesday noted that the BBI report deserves the unconditional support of all Kenyans as it envisions prosperity.
They were addressing a series of campaign meetings in Ukunda Township ahead of the Msambweni parliamentary by-election slated for December 15.
The two traversed the constituency to drum up support for ODM flag bearer Omar Boga in the Msambweni mini poll.
The seat fell vacant following the death of immediate area MP Suleiman Dori in March.
Governor Joho said the BBI report is aimed at uniting the diverse communities and bringing political inclusivity in the country.
Joho who is also the ODM deputy party leader said the BBI championed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga will in the long run foster more growth and prosperity for the people.
“The BBI is a document that contains the views of Kenyans on how they want the country to be governed and we believe it will pass easily once it is put to a referendum,” said Joho.
The Mombasa governor who is leading the vote hunt for the ODM party nominee in the parliamentary race urged the electorate not to gamble with their votes.
“Boga is a pro-handshake and pro-BBI candidate who will work closely with the government in the one and a half year that he will be in parliament to bring development to the area,” he said.
Dr. Zani, a former ODM Secretary General, said the BBI report is a unifying political process that should be supported by all Kenyans.
She expressed confidence that the ODM party candidate will triumph in the Msambweni mini poll saying her party in the past has won many other by-elections held in Kilifi, Kajiado and Nairobi counties.
Joho and Dr. Zani said they will continue to raise awareness and promote the BBI as they scale up their engagements with the public in the countdown to the by-election in which 11 other candidates are in the race.
By Hussein Abdullahi