President Kenyatta meets top leaders over BBI

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday met with top political leaders at state house Nairobi to discuss the way forward on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

The meeting, which was also seen as a step towards fresh political realignments was also attended by Handshake partner Raila Odinga together with Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi (Amani), Gideon Moi (KANU), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.

The leaders vowed to popularise the BBI by holding joint campaigns even as they pledged a massive civic education for Kenyans ahead of the national referendum set for June.

Delivering the joint statement, Baringo County senator and KANU chairman Gideon Moi said, “Over the last month, Kenyans have witnessed first-hand the majesty and vibrancy of our constitutional democracy. The Building Bridges Initiative Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill was transmitted by the IEBC to all our nation’s 47 County Assemblies; setting the stage for the First Amendment.”

41 County Assemblies had approved the BBI Bill by Thursday, with Nandi and Baringo rejecting it. Four counties were yet to vote.