The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) collection of signatures has officially been launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga today in Nairobi.
President Kenyatta reiterated that the constitutional changes seek to amend the Constitution and not replace it.
“This is a progressive country and Kenyans must be prepared for change,” he added. The president asked the public to support the process for it will unite Kenyans.
Raila said “Reggae had just posed, and is now back” and declared that “nobody can stop reggae.”
Earlier BBI Secretariat’s Joint Secretaries Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and former Dagoreti South MP Dennis Waweru said the exercise would take a week.
Upon completion, the signatures would be handed to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) before the process moves to the County Assemblies in preparation for a national referendum.
“We are going to follow all the public health protocols because there is COVID-19,” Junet said, he added, “we are moving very fast because we have timelines to beat.”
The secretariat has developed a platform where citizens can sign the document through www.bbisignatures.org.
“This will cater to those who will not be able to sign physically, you just need to log and sign and submit your details,” said Junet.
Missing at the launch of the collection of signatures event was Deputy President William Ruto.