In Summary
  • Mr Omtatah argues that there has been pressure to gazette the decision to extend the mandate and tenure of the task force so as to ensure a referendum is held.

The 14-member steering committee tasked with the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report has been gazetted.

As this happened Monday, activist Okiya Omtatah moved to court to block President Uhuru Kenyatta from extending the mandate of the task force set up to spearhead it.

In a gazette notice dated January 10, the team whose joint secretaries will be Ambassador Martin Kimani and lawyer Paul Mwangi, has until June 30 to submit a comprehensive final report to the government.

Members of the steering committee include Garissa Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Bishop Lawi Imathiu, Maison Leshomo, James Matundura and Rose Moseu.

Others are Agnes Kavindu Muthama, Saeed Mwaguni, Bishop Peter Njenga, Archbishop Emeritus Zaccheaus Okoth, Adams Oloo, Busia Senator Amos Wako, Florence Omose, Morompi ole Ronkei and John Seii.

But Mr Omtatah wants President Kenyatta barred from extending the mandate and the term of the Building Bridges to Unity Advisory task force.

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Mr Omtatah also wants the team blocked from undertaking any activities and using public funds.

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