Over 300 Mps throw weight behind BBI

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

Over 300 Members of Parliament and senators have resolved to support the building bridges initiative report (BBI).

Reading a joint communique at Naivasha after a consultative meeting bringing together MPs and senators, Siaya Senator James Orengo said they will soon kick off a popularising campaign for the BBI across the country.

” We declare out total unwavering commitment to the BBI. We are ready to popularise it across the country”, he said.

He also hinted at a referendum to be conducted soon urging Kenyans to support the document in order to bring far-reaching amendments to the constitution.

” We are requesting all leaders and citizens to join together with us in this noble process of a new constitutional order for the benefit of all Kenyans”, he added.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga led the MPs and Senators in the consensus-building conference.

Meanwhile, majority leaders in parliament Amos Kimunya denied allegations that MPs allied to deputy president William Ruto were sidelined and were not invited to the conference.