Road to referendum now clear – Raila Odinga

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the road to the referendum is now clear after over 30 counties passed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill by Tuesday evening.

37 counties voted overwhelmingly for the Bill, including all the 10 in Mt Kenya and 3 in lower Eastern.

Only Baringo was listed on the NO side by Tuesday having voted to reject the Bill.

“With the dramatic and strong conclusion of the exercise today, we are extremely close to giving our people the reforms they need to create a united, inclusive, stable and prosperous nation that also deals decisively with the crime of corruption,” Odinga said in a statement.

Mr Odinga who has been on the frontline with President Kenyatta in drumming up support for the Bill hailed the MCAs saying their resounding support will ensure prosperity and equitable sharing of the same.

“County assemblies have been able to push back a year-long campaign of lies, misinformation and undue influence on a document whose centerpiece is ensuring prosperity and equitable sharing of the same,” Odinga said in a statement directed at Ruto.