Countdown as BBI team works on referendum Bill

BBI taskforce chairperson Yusuf Haji (second left) and Council member Amos Wako (left) receive submissions from senators led by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen (centre). PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • This Bill may be out before June, when the committee’s term ends, which would then allow a million signatures to be collected to kickstart the process.
  • Senate Minority Leader, James Orengo, who has been leading calls for a referendum, supported the plan.
  • The BBI team will also have to answer the question on what becomes of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Steering Committee plans to release a draft referendum Bill before the full report that will recommend administrative and policy changes.


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