The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Secretariat says a total of 1.5 million registered voters have appended signatures in support of the Constitutional amendment Bill 2020.
In a press release issued Monday afternoon by the National Secretariat’s Co-chairperson Denis Waweru and Junet Mohamed the exercise has taken off well and is running smoothly.
“We have every reason to believe we will surpass two million signatures by the end of today. We, therefore, project that we shall be done with the exercise by end of the week and move to the next step.”
The National secretariat has already appealed to Kenyans especially the youth to continue coming out in numbers to participate in the exercise. “We thank regional, county and Sub County coordinators for showing other Kenyans the way forward and informing them of the issues included in the Bill.”
“Making the country’s constitution is a patriotic duty, not a political campaign, no Citizen should be left out. Leaders have done their part, Kenyans need to support the entire process.”
The secretariat appealed to the hardliners to take time and read the Bill since it was a well-thought document. “The document is not about those in power but the prosperity and posterity of our great Nation.”
“The current and future generations will reap the benefits of this document. Let us not oppose the document because of ignorance or dislike for a certain individual.”
In Kisii, the regional coordinator Patrick Lumumba launched the exercise in various markets in the area Monday morning.
Lumumba thanked local leaders for their efforts in rallying the community in support of the document. “We started on a low key, but we are glad Kenyans have understood the intention to have the Constitutional amendments,” he said.
By Frank Akunga