In Summary
  • Chairman Yusuf Haji, who is Garissa Senator, said that contrary to reports in the media, the team was still collecting views from the public - he said the remaining eight counties will have been handled by August.
  • So far, the BBI team has received memoranda  from institutions and individuals and has held nine public hearings with stakeholders at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi.
  • The taskforce is poised to recommend fundamental reorganisation of the country’s governance structure.

The Building Bridges Initiative Taskforce announced on Monday that it was yet to compile its report and that a decision on a referendum had not been made.

Chairman Yusuf Haji, who is Garissa Senator, said that contrary to reports in the media, the team was still collecting views from the public - he said the remaining eight counties will have been handled by August.

“The remaining counties are slated to present their views within the next three weeks beginning Tuesday," Mr Haji told a press conference in Nairobi.

He added that the team's decision will be based on the opinions of Kenyans, not politicians'.

EXPECTATIONS

The 14-person team was formed following the famous May 9, 2018 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.

It has been going round counties gathering views on policy and administrative reform proposals and is expected to handover a comprehensive report by October 23.

The taskforce is poised to recommend fundamental reorganisation of the country’s governance structure.

So far, the team has received memoranda  from institutions and individuals and has held nine public hearings with stakeholders at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi.

Information on a preliminary brief to President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga, which the Nation is privy to, reveals immense support for that route as informed by overwhelming submissions.

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