The BBI rally and delegates meeting planned in Eldoret town has been cancelled amid growing fear that the event would lead to chaos in the area that is a stronghold of Deputy President William Ruto.
BBI rally in Ruto's stronghold cancelled for fear of violence
There will be only one meeting in the Rift Valley
The BBI event was expected to address issues facing North Rift region but its organizers are key opponents of Ruto - led by Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos who was the chief organizer.
Tolgos stated that the North Rift rally had been combined with the Nakuru rally which will be held on March 21st under the coordination of area Governor Lee Kinyanjui.
Tolgos added that the Tanga Tanga camp, that is allied to Ruto, was free to attend the Nakuru event but called on them to respect the organizers.
"We have been clear with Tanga Tanga. If they dont want our rallies, they should organize theirs. We also welcome them to ours but they should respect us," the Governor stated.
Allies of Ruto in the North Rift had already dismissed the BBI events in North Rift - insisting that they would send their proposals to the BBI taskforce Chairman Senator Yusuf Haji.
The local leadership had also indicated that they would not tolerate the meetings in Eldoret if "they issues was about reggae and insults against Ruto".
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: