Uhuru finally sets date for BBI release

Uhuru has given us an appointment - Senator Haji, BBI Chair

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga with members of the Building Bridges Initiative taskforce at State House. President Uhuru Kenyatta to receive BBI report on November 26 - BBI chair Yusuf Haji

President Uhuru Kenyatta will receive the Building Bridges Initiative report on Tuesday November 26, 2019.

The announcement was made on Friday by the chairperson of the advisory taskforce, Senator Yusuf Haji, who also conveyed that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will also be present at the handover meeting.

"The face of Kenya was captured with at least 7,000 citizens from all ethnic groups, genders, cultural and religious practices and different social and economic sectors coming forward eager to tell of their experiences and solutions to our pressing national problems.

"All 47 counties were visited...the taskforce also heard from more than 400 elected leaders, present and past...123 individuals representing major institutions including constitutional bodies and major stakeholders in civil and private sectors, 261 individuals and organizations emailed memoranda and 755 handwritten submissions handed over to the taskforce at the public forums in the Counties," a statement from the BBI taskforce elaborated.

Ahead of the release, the taskforce has set up a Twitter handle, @TheRealBBI from which members of the public will be able to engage.

Uhuru asks Mt Kenya leaders to support BBI

Last Friday, President Kenyatta hosted Mt Kenya leaders at Sagana Lodge, Nyeri County where he asked the leaders to support the BBI project and trust his judgement as their chosen leader.

"I want to take you back to 2007 up to where we are today. You know the problems we had. Some of you here are still very bitter about what happened. Our work as leaders is to find solutions to issues facing our people. But I never hear some of these leaders speak about these issues. All I hear ni matusi. I wonder when shall we work for our people.

"Let me work in peace, I know what I am doing, let us work for the people who elected us, handshake is about bringing peace," the President pleaded.

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