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Where is the peace BBI promised us?

By Otieno Otieno The men and women on the BBI task force deserve credit for doing much more than they were initially asked to do. I think President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledged that effort when he received the BBI report in Kisii, noting the team had suggested constitutional reforms as well …

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Hurdles to clear before BBI proposals become a reality

By Prof. Kivutha Kibwana Finally, the Steering Committee on the Implementation of the Building Bridges to a United Kenya Task Force has unveiled its second report, which features the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020; a raft of proposed public policy guides and administrative measures; as well as new legislative …

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Amending Constitution is a lengthy process

Although several attempts have been made to amend the Constitution of Kenya since its promulgation in 2010, none of them has been successful. The failure may partly be explained by the stringent amendment procedures set out in the Constitution. The 2010 document sought to create a rigid governance framework, so …

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Major Hurdles BBI Proposal Must Navigate to become Law

By Waikwa Wanyoike There is a lot to say about the report issued by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) on the content of the constitutional proposals, including the proposals on the resumption of an imperial and overbearing president; ballooning of Parliament; the appetite for the President to take away the …

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