Inside Raila’s plan for a referendum this year

ODM leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Following revelations that the government has not budgeted for the plebiscite, Mr Odinga’s team wants to save face and assure its anxious support base that “nobody can stop reggae”.
  • The Odinga team is also ready for its fourth move to ring-fence the referendum move at a moment’s notice and marshal international support for funds.
  • Senate Minority Leader James Orengo is leading the push to hold the referendum as soon as June.

Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has embarked on a four-pronged approach to hasten the referendum process in the face of opposition to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that he says is Kenya’s best governance bet.

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