Thursday May 21, 2020 – National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, has said the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is at an advanced stage and that the country should brace itself for a referendum before 2022.
Speaking after meeting women leaders at his Capitol Hill office in Nairobi on Wednesday, Mr. Odinga revealed that the drafting of the BBI bill is at an advanced stage signifying the near return of the political mood.
“The drafting of the final BBI document is at an advanced stage.”
“We want all the issues raised by the women leaders captured in the final report,” said Mr Odinga even as the BBI debate continues to draw division as political leaders differ on its proposals.
The women leaders have been pushing for mechanisms to actualise the two-thirds gender rule in all appointive and elective public bodies as provided for in the Constitution.
Raila’s remarks came after the publication of the Referendum Bill, 2020, in the Kenya Gazette last week and whose aim is to provide the legislative agenda for the conduct of the referendum.
The Kenyan DAILY POST