The Kenyan president proffered a clear indication, saying that Kenyans will embrace the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum. With a fractious ruling party and a flailing economy, President Uhuru Kenyatta has made it his goal, hi...
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His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta, on the 1st of June 2020 addressed the Nation at the statehouse, in the course of the 57th Madaraka (Self-Governance or Independence) Day Celebrations. He stated that the ongoing preparation of the constitutional amendment would deepen the democratic credentials of the country, which in turn will lead to a more inclusive society, the president alongside the country’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga, has been working hard ceaselessly to push for the constitutional amendment via a referendum towards the ending of the year 2020.
The Kenyan president proffered a clear indication, saying that Kenyans will embrace the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum.
Addressing the nation at the statehouse, during the 57th Madaraka Day, he further stated, “The country in 2010, formulated and implemented a new constitution, in a bid to replace the existing independence constitution. A decade later, I am taking the initiative to implement a constitutional movement. The 2020 constitution amendment will not in any way replace the 2010 constitution, but will be an advancement”.
With a fractious ruling party and a flailing economy, President Uhuru Kenyatta has made it his goal, hinging his legacy to unite the country, through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum.
Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) implementation will be sectioned in three-part, that is, administrative, down to the parliament, and finally a national referendum. “Several findings will be operated administratively, while other sections will be operated by the parliament and the final lap will be a vote through a referendum, by the nation”.
According to the Irungu Kang’ata, the Senate Majority Chief, the referendum budget will be provided in two weeks.