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BBI plane diverted to Lamu after Hola airstrip found unfit

Tuesday July 16 2019

Tana River County residents who turned up for the Building Bridges Initiative public participation

Tana River County residents who turned up for the Building Bridges Initiative public participation in Hola on July 16, 2019. The BBI team was expected to collect views from them but were yet to show up after their plane could not land at the Hola airstrip as it was waterlogged. PHOTO | STEPHEN ODUOR | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

STEPHEN ODUOR
By STEPHEN ODUOR
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A plane carrying the taskforce members of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to Tana River County has been diverted to Lamu after the Hola airstrip was found to be waterlogged and unfit for landing.

The BBI team has been visiting counties to collect views from the public on the constitutional review.

The taskforce, which has been divided into two groups, was also scheduled to visit Taita-Taveta, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, and later Trans Nzoia, Bungoma and West Pokot.

Meanwhile in Tana River, locals shared their views in the meeting lead by the county coordinator as they wait for the BBI team.

The locals said the BBI could cause more havoc in the country and ruin President Kenyatta's efforts to implement the Big Four Agenda.

They have called for inclusivity saying without it, BBI becomes a tool to drive selfish interests of individuals in government.

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The residents also called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to "bring his deputy up to speed" with details of the handshake between opposition leader Raila Odinga and himself. They also urged the same of Mr Odinga and opposition politicians.

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