Sections BBI report to be subjected to referendum,parliament

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President Uhuru Kenyatta, NASA leader Raila Odinga and Deputy president William Ruto during the launch of the BBI report.PHOTO COURTESY

The Parliamentary committee on legal affairs has said that some sections of the Building Bridges Initiative  report will be subjected to parliamentary debates while others  will be subjected to a referendum.

Speaking during a press briefing at parliament,National Assembly legal affairs chair William Cheptumo said that other sections of the report would be subjected to parliamentary debates and voting.

“The debate on the BBI will undermine its implementation, my appeal to leaders is to tone down, what ought to go to referendum will go to the referendum ,what will be implemented by parliament will be implemented by parliament, the law is clear on this.Matters administration will be dealt with state departments.”Cheptumo said

He pointed that there is need for the leaders to give time Kenyans to read the report then they can make an informed decision on what they want after reading.

The chair said that the committee is waiting for the report to be tabled in parliament before they make recommendations on the report.

“My committee is waiting for the report to be tabled parliament and it we can make recommendations on it “Cheptumo said.

There has been spate of attacks between members of parliament allied to deputy president William Ruto and members of parliament allied to ODM chief Raila Odinga ,whereby Ruto allied MPs are pushing for parliament initiative on the implementation of the BBI report while MPs allied to Odinga  are arguing that the BBI report should go the referendum way to allow Kenyans decided whether they want the report implemented.

On Wednesday, president Kenyatta expressed his disappointment over what he termed as uninformed criticism by a section of politicians on the report ,insisting that the BBI initiative is meant to solve post election skirmishes that have been rocking the country since  the 1990s .

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