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  • He asked the senators to go to the grassroots and educate ward reps on BBI to deflate attention from Punguza Mizigo.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Thursday moved to rally his troops behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in the wake of efforts by the Thirdway Alliance Party to change the Constitution through a referendum.

He met ODM senators at his office and beseeched them to back the BBI.

Mr Odinga, whose pact with President Uhuru Kenyatta in March last year gave birth to the BBI, is uncomfortable with the Ekuru Aukot-led Punguza Mizigo referendum push that threatens to steal the show from their initiative.

“I had a consultative meeting with senators drawn from ODM on a number of party and national issues,” Mr Odinga said on his Facebook page.

He asked the senators to go to the grassroots and educate ward reps on BBI to deflate attention from Punguza Mizigo.

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Reducing the number of constituencies could also result in fewer wards, he added.

At the requiem mass for Kibra MP Ken Okoth, the ODM leader referred to Aukot’s initiative as “punguza gunia”.

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