Raila announces next step after release of BBI report

Now the real work begins

Handshake partner Raila Odinga outlines next step after presentation of Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Report at Bomas of Kenya

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Wednesday announced the next step after the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce officially presented their report to the public at Bomas of Kenya.

The special AU envoy announced that a Team of Experts will now carefully go through the recommendations of the taskforce to prepare a refined proposal.

"We want to see a new Kenya, we want to see all the people of Kenya united, working together as one people. That was the purpose of BBI and we want it to spark that conversation. The conversation is going to continue for a period of time then we will have a team of experts who are going to be able to sample the views expressed by the people from different parts of Kenya and to improve on this proposal.

"But let it remain with Wanjiku, let it remain with Wanja, Nthenya, Nduta. Let it not be for legislators who only care about their own ambitions. Let this be a people's document, the people should debate it and approve it so that we have a national consensus on how we want to move forward as the people of Kenya," Mr Odinga stated.

Drama at Presentation of BBI Report

The Bomas of Kenya event also saw some politicians get into cross hairs with each other in the full glare of dignitaries and members of the public.

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen got emotional accusing the organizers of the event of having a skewed selection of speakers.

"It will be a lie for me to leave this stage without saying that this program has been skewed to leave out people with different opinions who have something to say," the Senate Majority Leader said.

Delegates at the gathering proceeded to boo the Senator and it took the intervention of Senator Yusuf Haji for the Senator to continue with his address.


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