Raila lays out referendum plan, says BBI rallies end in March

ODM leader Raila Odinga speaks at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga university in Bondo, Siaya County on February 13, 2020, during Maranda High School's centenary celebrations. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Odinga said on Saturday that once the gatherings are closed, the BBI Secretariat will embark on aggressive campaigns countrywide, to collect a million signatures.
  • He said the draft bill will then be presented to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for validation in preparation for a referendum.
  • Mr Odinga's remarks are the clearest indication that Kenya is headed for a referendum, about two years since he and President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a handshake aimed at nationwide unity and development.

Rallies to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will end in March, ODM leader Raila Odinga has said, signalling the home stretch in the push for a referendum.


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