Uhuru and Odinga receive BBI report

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga with copies of the BBI Report. The two received the 180-page document. PHOTO: FILE

President Uhuru Kenyatta has received the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.

The report was handed over to the President and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at Kisii state lodge.

Monday next week is slated for the prime launch of the report at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi

President Kenyatta urged leaders to embrace the report instead of politicizing the whole initiative.

“On Monday, at Bomas of Kenya, we will go through it line by line. Before Monday, this document should have been circulated to as many Kenyans as possible,” said the Head of State.

“Let’s not squander this opportunity over petty political differences. We can rise higher; we can tame ambitions for the better good of the country,” he added.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga said the report entails the input of Kenyans insisting that it will iron out burning issues that have adversely affected the country for many years.

“The conversation is now beginning. This is not about making Raila the President and Uhuru Kenyatta Prime Minister. We will collect signatures to take to IEBC and hopefully county assemblies,” said Odinga.

The report entails mechanisms to be employed in a bid to deal with corruption, ensure inclusivity, unite the country, create opportunities for all, ensure safety and security for all devolution, and inclusive executive.

The 180-page document outlines sectors of the Kenyan nation that require reforms to make the country more progressive, cohesive, and inclusive

It will address the two-third gender rule by giving women equal voting power at the Senate by implementing representation to one man and one woman for each county

The 14-member BBI team had been working in small groups focusing on legislative, policy, constitutional and administrative changes.