A meeting organized by Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i that would bring together leaders from Kisii and Nyamira Counties may after all not take place soon.
The interior CS is said to have called for a meeting to discuss Building Bridges Initiative report in Kisii, a move that has faced resistance from Nyamira.
Dr Matiang'i is set to meet a number of leaders and professionals from Gusii region in a meeting that would help the region to formally support BBI.
On Friday, Nyamira Majority Leader Duke Masira insisted that leaders from the county are not ready to cross over the Kisii for the meeting.
According to Masira, Nyamira is a county on its own thus there is need for organizers to face leadership from the region on their own.
"You can't call for a meeting and tell Nyamira leaders to cross over to Kisii. We are autonomous. The national government should understand that," he said at a funeral on Friday in Nyamira.
"We have a full composition of county government. If they want us to discuss the report, let them come here. We shall invite them," he added.
Speaking at the same function, Bomwagamo MCA Charles Barongo said summoning Nyamira leaders to Kisii amounts to an insult.
"We respect CS Matiang'i. Let him come over with his team. We've talked to Governor John Nyagarama and he has seen sense in what we are raising."
Early this year, a Kisii MCA, Mr Samuel Apoko, dismissed Nyamira as a Sub-County of Kisii, a statement that sparked tension in the two counties.
Dr Matiang'i has come out as one of key factors in the BBI report, a move that has further divided the ruling Jubilee party.