Police in Makuyu, Murang’a County, earlier today descended on a a group of people who took to the streets to celebrate the High Court’s decision declaring the BBI illegal.
Reports indicate that mob who include boda boda riders were supporters of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.
They said to have first converged at his constituency office before heading to Murang’a town before the police pounced on themimpounding a vehicle mounted with loudspeakers.
A member of the group, Kamau Mutuota, found fault with the police for their action, adding that they had all the right to celebrate the ruling.
“County assemblies only passed the contentious bill after MCA were given a Sh2 million car grant each,” said Mutuota.
Another member Peter Kamotho as faulted the BBI proponents of wasting resources on an illegal process in the hard economic times.
“The cost of living is high and hundreds of families are suffering as a results of the Covid-19 pandemic. We don’t need a referendum,” said Kamotho.
He is among Mt Kenya leaders who have been opposing the BBI process ever since.
Another group, which said it supported the BBI process met at General Ihura Stadium. One of the protesters, James Mwangi, said residents support the proposed constitutional amendments saying the MP should be ignored.
“Nyoro and Senator Irungu Kangata are lone rangers. They have separated themselves from the rest of the Mt Kenya leaders who are supportive of BBI,” said Mwangi.
Nyoro and Kang’ata have been leading opposition to the document in Murang’a County while area governor Mwangi wa Iria and Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia have been spearheading BBI campaigns.
Kigumo MP Wangari Mwanikia is a member of the Mt Kenya region BBI secretariat.