City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila’s 14-member Building Bridges Initiative is secretly writing a new constitution for Kenyans.
In a tweet posted on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, the senior counsel divulged that the committee of 14 is under the support of the office of the President.
“BREAKING NEWS….A technical committee of 14 under the auspices of the handshake initiative and the Office of the President is SECRETLY writing a new constitution for Kenya…” Abdullahi wrote.
Kahawa Tungu, however, could not independently verify the senior counsel’s allegations, as he did not provide proof to back up his allegations.
BREAKING NEWS….A technical committee of 14 under the auspices of the handshake initiative and the Office of the President is SECRETLY writing a new constitution for Kenya…@makaumutua @WehliyeMohamed @dailynation @StandardKenya @NLM_Magazine
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) March 7, 2019
The task force was established following President Kenyatta’s handshake with opposition leader Raila Odinga to operationalize their reconciliation across the country.
The task force is co-chaired by senators Yusuf Haji (Garissa) and Amos Wako (Busia).
It’s joint secretaries are Amb. Martin Kimani and Paul Mwangi .
It comprises of Adams Oloo , Agnes Kavindu, Florence Omose, Saeed Mwanguni, James Matundura, Major John Seii, Bishop Lawi Imathiu and Maison Leshomo.
Other members include Morompi ole Ronkai , Bishop Peter Njenga, Rose Moseu and Archbishop Zecheus Okot.
In May last year, the team was gazetted and given a year to submit a comprehensive report.
The terms of reference of the task force include evaluating the national challenges outlined in the Joint Communiqué of ‘Building Bridges to a New Kenyan Nation and make practical recommendations and reform proposals that build lasting unity.
It is also mandated to outline the policy, administrative reform proposals, and implementation modalities for each identified challenge area.
Further, the task force was given a go ahead to conduct consultations with citizens, the faith-based Sector, cultural leaders, the private sector and experts at both the county and national levels.