Police in Mumias have canceled permits for two meetings set for this weekend planned by ANC leader Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Wetangula, citing security fears.
In the letter dated January 14th, police advised the planners to inform their participants of the changes. “This is to notify you that this office has canceled your permit to carry out the exercise purportedly scheduled to take place on 18th due to security reasons,” the letter stated.
Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula have united to oppose meetings to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative report.
The two leaders have however vowed not to attend the BBI meeting at Bukhungu Stadium saying they were not involved by the organisers. Mudavadi said, as Western leaders, all they want is for Kenyans to shun divisive politics being hatched from BBI.
“My brother Wetangula and I have not received an invitation to the January 18 Bukhungu Meeting. Someone decided to invite us through social media,” he said.
The second phase is expected to alter the BBI proposals with an emphasis on the Executive structure, which many quarters have dismissed as weak.
Already, two meetings have been planned this month in Nyanza and Western to not only drum up support for the document but also to suggest new changes to be effected in the second round of engagement.