Raila:BBI rallies to end in March

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ODM Leader Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga now wants the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meetings to close by March and a referendum held soon after.

This came as Raila allies demanded constitutional changes to allow the president to rein in an errant deputy while Deputy President William Ruto threatened to shoot down the proposed constitutional changes.

Yesterday, Raila said there was no need for the BBI task force to engage the public directly but instead, they should allow politicians to share contents of the report with citizens.

He disclosed that some BBI issues will be handled administratively while others will be tabled in the referendum. Raila dared those who “like opposing things every time” to come forward and oppose BBI.

“We are now talking to Kenyans and we are going to visit all former provinces. We want consultations on BBI to be concluded by March and have referendum,” Raila said in Matayos constituency in Busia, during the burial of John Okinda.