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You Will Soon Get Summarized Version Of The BBI Report- Raila

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga during the official launch for BBI signature collection at KICC/Courtesy

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has revealed that a summarized version of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report will soon be availed to Kenyans.

In an interview with Kamene FM on Monday morning, the former Prime Minister stated that the booklets containing the summarized version of BBI are being published and will soon be distributed to Kenyans for easier understanding.

This, Odinga said will aid in dismissing the propaganda peddled around the BBI as well as educate Kenyans on its contents ahead of the referendum.

“There is propaganda against BBI. It is a good thing for all Kenyans. The book is huge and has a lot of issues. They are publishing a summarised version,” Raila said in an interview with Kameme FM on Monday.

Read: President Uhuru Defends Cost Of BBI Report, Says Sh2 Billion Misappropriated Daily

Raila further called on the Mt Kenya region to know the truth about what is contained in the document and ideally make a sane decision regarding the same.

According to Raila, there is need to go to a referendum and amend the constitution adding that this will not increase the cost of the running government since the additional ministers will come from parliament and will only earn allowances for the said positions.

“What we are proposing will be much cheaper compared with today since ministers will come from parliament and will only earn allowances for the additional job,” Raila said.

Last week, while addressing the Mt Kenya people via vernacular radio stations, President Uhuru Kenyatta defended the cost of the BBI.

Read Also: Protect BBI From Thieves, Raila Tells ODM County Chiefs

The Head of State said that money misappropriated at the Exchequer is more than Sh2 billion per day.

“We are not even there yet. The verification of the signatures has not even been completed and the Bill is yet to get the county assemblies. And even when they talk about Sh2 billion, that is the same amount of money they are stealing daily,” he said.

He said that the problem with the report is that it has been largely perceived to be supporting one person and undermining the other.

“I have never said that this is about supporting this person or undermining this other one. My goal is towards peace, unity and the prosperity of the country,” he said, adding, “My greatest worry is that politicians are focused on the 2022 elections instead of focusing on the issues facing Kenyans,” Uhuru added.

 

 

 

Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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