Women leaders under the umbrella of Team Embrace have warned those opposed to the handshake, saying they are out to divide the country along party and ethnic lines.
Speaking yesterday at a Nairobi hotel, the women, led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru said Kenya is ripe for rebirth following the unity championed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
“We were once hostile to each other. Now Kenya is headed for a rebirth, as we initiate public engagement across our political divide following our strong unity,” said Ms Waiguru.
Waiguru appealed to those who are against the handshake and Building Bridges Initiates (BBI) to rethink their stand for the interest of the country.
She urged politicians fiercely opposed to the BBI report to wait for it to come out instead of throwing the public into confusion over a document they have not seen or read.
The governor said even Mr Kenyatta had indicated that he had not seen the content of the report, which is yet to be unveiled.
Homa Bay woman Rep Gladys Wanga cautioned those who are pre-empting BBI report to wait for its launch before opening unnecessary debates.
“Leaders are meant to shed light not to plant confusion. A divided country that is permanently on the brink is not our best interest," she said, adding that there is a lot to be gained from the BBI.