The BBI signatures collection drive will be launched on Wednesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. Speaking to the press on Monday evening, the BBI secretariat led by Junet Mohamed and Dennis Waweru urged Kenyans to support the BBI train, and the Junet said the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 had halted the signatures collection drive. “I want to assure Kenyans that the BBI train is still on and we will go on with the journey starting this Wednesday. We need 1 million signatures but we are looking forward to collecting 4 million,” said Waweru.
The process is set to take one week across all the Counties. The drive was meant to be launched on November 19th but was postponed hours to the commencement. There are concerns already from different quarters, with calls to amend sections of the report and address more issues that hadn’t been highlighted, in order to have a win-win situation and an uncontested referendum as a result.
Religious leaders have also weighed in on the report, expressing dissatisfaction with areas touching on the judiciary, IEBC and the expanded executive.