Senator Omanga Tears Into Uhuru Hours After Mombasa BBI Rally

Jubilee party Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga on Saturday threw shade at President Uhuru Kenyatta just hours after attending the BBI consultative rally in Mombasa County.

FILE: President Uhuru shares a light moment with nominated Senator Millicent Omanga.

Taking to social media to react, Omanga, who had attended the rally tactically took a swipe at President Uhuru by acknowledging that the event was fruitful but the issue of land remained the thorny issue among the coastal people.

“Mombasa was good, the country is united. But one thing which came out… Our Land… Our Land … Our Land‼️

“Who is this Absentee Landlord who owns half of the coastal land who cannot surrender back to the community that BBI has to come and address this social/historical injustice,” wrote Omanga on Facebook

Majority of the online audience who reacted to the post wrote identified  President Uhuru and his family as the main target of the post.

Mombasa was good, the country is united.But one thing which came out …. Our Land .. Our Land … Our Land‼️ Who is…

Posted by Senator Millicent Omanga, Mama Miradi. on Saturday, 25 January 2020

The coastal people have been lamenting over historical injustices with land being the epitome of their woes.

It was once estimated that the Kenyatta family owns 500,000 hectares of land with the majority of it being in the coastal region.

In their BBI recommendations, coastal people demanded that the issue of land injustices be addressed among many other concerns.

The BBI meeting in Mombasa brought together various leaders from across the political divide including those allied to Deputy President William Ruto.

The rally was led by ODM party leader Raila Odinga his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula.

Led by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, leaders allied to DP Ruto who have been castigating the previous BBI meetings made good their threat by being part of the Mombasa meeting.

In his address, Senator Murkomen pulled his weight behind the BBI course to the extent of announcing that he was solidly behind the looming referendum that seeks to amend the constitution to create the position of the powerful prime minister and regional governments.

Other Tanga Tanga leaders who attended include Moses Kuria(Gatundu South), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Mohamed Ali (Nyali) Susan Kihika( Nakuru) among several others.

24 governors also attended including their Chair Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) Charity Ngilu (Kitui) all coastal governors save for Salim Mvurya (Kwale) and several others.

The Mombasa meeting was the third after the Kakamega and Kisii meeting which collected views of the Western and Nyanza regions respectively.

The next BBI meeting is set for the Easter region with both Kalonzo and Ngilu plotting to have two different meetings with the same agenda.

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