Kirinyaga Governor Ann Mumbi Waiguru was on Friday among leaders who attended the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) forum in Kisii County.
The County is predominantly occupied by Kisiis and Luos. The governor out rightly caught the attention of the crowd by trying out her ability to communicate in dholuo dialect.
“I greet you. People from this area are you there? I know a little bit of dholuo. Amosowu. Jothurwa untie? Ang’eyo dholuo matin,” said Governor Waiguru in the event televised live on TV.
The first-term governor who comes from the Mt Kenya region indicated that residents of that region vehemently support the BBI report, but suggested that two major political seats be set aside for women under the BBI mathematics.
“In Mount Kenya, we are fully behind President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. We are waiting for the BBI report train to reach Mount Kenya so that we can endorse the report,” she said.
Her sentiments were echoed by a host of other speakers among them Governors Charity Kaluki Ngilu (Kitui), Amason Jeffa Kingi (Kilifi), Hassan Ali Joho (Mombasa) and Professor Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni.
During the event, members of the public who attended the event got copies of the BBI report. The report was launched in November last year.