In Summary
  • The committee’s vice-chairman Adams Oloo said that the team was conducting a “data cleaning process” on the report that will be handed over to the two leaders.
  • The nine points contained in a joint communique issued by the President and Mr Odinga include ethnic antagonism, lack of a national ethos, inclusivity, devolution and divisive elections.

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) task force has finalised its report that the team says captures the nine-point agenda in a memorandum of understanding signed between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

FINAL TOUCHES

The committee’s vice-chairman Adams Oloo, in an exclusive interview with the Nation Tuesday, disclosed that the team was conducting a “data cleaning process” on the report that will be handed over to the two leaders.

The task force co-secretary, lawyer Paul Mwangi, in an earlier interview with the Nation disclosed that they had a timeline expiring at end of October but noted they were working to ensure the report is ready before the end of this month.

Dr Oloo said the report will be handed over to President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga.

“Everything is on track,” he said. “Right now, as we speak, we are still on a retreat doing final touches on the report. We are going through the cleaning process.”

He said they were still within their time frame, which he said the gazette notice pegged for October 24.

Their final report, he said, would capture and address the nine-point agenda agreed upon by the two leaders.

TREAT EQUALLY

The nine points contained in a joint communique issued by the President and Mr Odinga after their March 9, 2018 pact include ethnic antagonism, lack of a national ethos, inclusivity, devolution and divisive elections.

Others are security, corruption, shared prosperity and responsibility.

Dr Oloo said: “We have no priority issues of the nine points and are not giving prominence to a particular area.”

Their final report, he noted, will treat all the issues equally.

Politicians, led by Deputy President William Ruto and his allies, have been critical of the BBI, claiming it is Mr Odinga’s initiative though it is the brainchild of President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga.

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