By Gerald Kibaki
The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI proposal to split South Imenti constituency has turned to clannish.
Politicians are also capitalizing on marginalization and numbers to trying their luck once BBI is passed
The Igoki council of elders has welcomed the proposal but is against being divided.
The Council chairman Salecio M’Mungania said there was a curse from their forefathers against the division that would separate their Igoki people.
Area MP Kathuri Murungi has however called for calm over growing political temperatures emanating from the split
The elders however want Igoki division to run from Chure location, Igoki/Mwichiune to Kothine location.
Igoki vice-Chair Stephen Marete said they moved to court over the previous splitting that separated their people.
Kathuri said a time will come and as leaders, they will have a round table to deliberate on the best way on splitting the constituency.
VuguVugu leaders have been driving the agenda when sensitizing residents on the importance of supporting BBI.
VuguVugu chairman George Kinyua had asked the MP to state clearly on the side he supports.
Kinyua and VuguVugu colleagues want the constituency divided into two from the tarmac downwards towards Tharaka saying there has been unprecedented marginalization to people who live downwards.
VuguVugu suggestion is for Mitunguu, Igoji East and Abogeta East to split into one constituency while Nkuene, Abogeta west, and Igoji West the other if BBI is passed.