Referendum bid still on, reggae did not stop, just on halftime-Odinga

Raila Odinga at Chungwa house.

Opposition Chief Raila Odinga has said that the referendum bid is on and is expected to be undertaken before the next general election.

At a press conference in Nairobi, Odinga urged Kenyans to brace themselves for the exercise.

Odinga dismissed people who have been saying that the referendum should be held concurrently with the 2022 general elections.

“If there is need for a country to do a referendum, the country does it. It has been done in European countries, in civilized democracies,” Odinga said.

“A referendum does not need to cost more than sh.2 billion…there is money to do it, and we’re going to teach Chebukati how to do it,” Odinga added.

He said that President Uhuru Kenyatta and he will soon unveil the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report which will set the pace for a referendum.

“Myself and President Uhuru Kenyatta are going to receive this BBI report and we will make it public. Reggae did not stop it went on half time. So shortly the reggae is going to be back. Nobody can stop reggae,”Odinga said

Consequently, he said that he is hopeful that very soon Kenyans will defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately continue with their normal lives.

Odinga was speaking at Chungwa House during the swearing in of new ODM Party officials.