Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has downplayed reports that elected leaders in the county boycotted her Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) consultative forum at Sagana.
Waiguru said the meeting was not meant for leaders, but for Kirinyaga people to give their proposals to be included in the BBI document.
Declaring that she is not ashamed, the governor it was the choice for any leaders to attend and their no-show should not be interpreted using the political lenses.
“They had a choice of attending and not attending. They decided not to show up and that is up to them,” Waiguru stated after the meeting.
The county boss described the Kirinyaga public engagement session as fruitful.
“We had a very sober discussion and we have taken their views. Tomorrow I will be meeting my colleagues who held similar talks in the counties so what on we can have a Mt. Kenya declaration,” she asserted.
All the 4 MPs in Kirinyaga, senator and majority of the MCAs gave the meeting a wide berth.
They claimed that they did not know the venue of the meeting which was initially set to happen in Kutus Town, but changed to Sagana in the last minute.
The Tangatanga lawmakers accused their governor for taking BBI process as her personal project.
They further lamented that she failed to give other leaders an opportunity to have their views heard.
The BBI Mt. Kenya chapter will happen on Saturday, 29th February, at Kinoru Stadium in Meru County.