BBI Secretariat tells off Kenyans pushing for BBI amendments
The BBI Secretariat is planning to hand in millions signatures to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission tomorrow.
This is after receiving the 5.2 million signatures appended by Kenyans.
The door for any amendments to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill was formally closed.
BBI Secretariat co-secretary Dennis Waweru maintains that there will be no changes to the bill.
“We will submit signatures we collected both manually and digitally to IEBC tomorrow, 10th December 2020 at 10 am at the IEBC offices,” said Waweru.
“We would like to inform you that the bill that was unveiled on the 25th of November 2020 will be part of the document submitted to IEBC. There shall be no any changes to the bill by the way of addition or subtraction,” said Waweru.
The Secretariat other Secretary Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed said described those still calling for amendments as “busybodies.”
“We have a bill, we have 5.2 Million signatures, we have a date with IEBC, we have a date with county assemblies and we have a date with Kenyans in form of the referendum. You can continue talking in hotels until cows come home or until next year,” said Junet.
The declaration is a blow to Deputy President William Ruto, religious organisations and a section of professional bodies that had called for amendments to the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.