Mt Kenya region hands over 643,889 BBI signatures

One week after signature collection was launched

President Uhuru Kenyatta with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga

Central Kenya has delivered 643,889 signatures endorsing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment Bill.

The booklets containing the signatures were on Thursday handed over to Governors Ann Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua) and Mutahi Kahiga in Nyeri county.

According to sources, the teams only begun collecting the signatures at the end of last when when the booklets were dispatched to the counties.

Controversy around collection of Signatures

The collection of signatures has been marred with controversy as some citizens claimed to be facing coercion to sign.

In Bomet County, a police officer was on Thursday arrested after he tore two pages out of a BBI signature booklet and tossed them into a river.

Comments shared online by activist Boniface Mwangi indicated that some government institutions have allegedly received circulars forcing employees to sign the booklets.

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