Breaking News

Tag Archives: BBI

BBI case management conference kicks off at Supreme Court

Whispers Court Correspondent The Court of Appeal is currently holding a case management conference for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal case. President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Attorney General Paul Kihara, IEBC and BBI Secretariat formally file appeals against BBI judgement. Three appellate judges are presiding over the …

Read More »

BBI hurdle: Why June or July referendum is highly unlikely

By Patrick Lang’at The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is facing a timeline nightmare even as its backers insist that a referendum is still possible by July. According to the schedule, Parliament should have dispensed with the Bill by today before it goes to a referendum on or before June 6. …

Read More »

Many or few MPs matters not

By Kaltuma Guyo The Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi cut a frustrated and lonely figure a fortnight ago as he decried the poor attendance record of MPs. His assertion that it has been challenging for Parliament to discuss crucial bills and reports due to lack of quorum should …

Read More »

DP Ruto and allies on BBI journey to consensus

Deputy President William Ruto met 146 MPs at his official Karen residence on Wednesday and they issued a statement on the BBI Bill. The full STATEMENT issued is below: The journey to consensus  Background The Building Bridges Initiative announced on 9th March 2018, is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s idea to unify …

Read More »

DP Ruto Wants BBI Referendum To Be Held In 2022

Deputy President William Ruto now wants the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum to be held in 2022 alongside the General Election to allow for consensus-building as well as to save on public funds. DP Ruto spoke during a press address at his Karen residence after holding a consultative meeting with …

Read More »

Martha Karua on BBI: We are not going back to dictatorship

NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua has criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga over what she terms as attempts towards dictatorship. On Sunday, she said Kenyans ought to resist calls for a referendum that is ‘illegitimate, illegal and ill-timed’. “Let Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga know that we …

Read More »

BBI Kenya: How new voter zones would be shared out

Rift Valley, Nairobi, Central and Coast are the biggest beneficiaries of the 70 Extra-Parliamentary Seat in constitutional changes proposed by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2020 proposes to increase the number of constituencies from 290 to 360. The Bill indicates that the larger Rift Valley will get …

Read More »

List of adjustments to BBI Bill: Deputy ministers, No limit to number of MPs:

The BBI team has made several key adjustments to the proposals contained in the document Kenyans are to sign to. This is despite the insistence by ODM leader Raila Odinga that the BBI report would not be amended. Among the key changes is the creation of the position of deputy ministers …

Read More »

BBI: MUTILATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

By Billow Kerrow In essence, there is nothing wrong in amending a Constitution. The famed 1996 South African Constitution has since gone through 17  amendments, made by Parliament to address emerging challenges. What BBI proposes are not amendments to enhance the Constitution but a radical review of the 2010 Constitution. …

Read More »