Raila Odinga is optimistic that 24 counties will pass the BBI this month.
The required approval to push the BBI to the next level is 50% of the 47 Counties.
The former Premier has Praised Siaya for their early endorsement of the BBI bill. Additionally, he insisted that there was public participation when he met them on 2nd February 2021.
In his conversations at Inooro Fm, he laid out the long road to the BBI moment while indicting Ruto. He accused the Vice President for abandoning a process he has been part of since its inception.
Raila Recounts how he and the president reached out to Ruto, Kalonzo and Mudavadi on the day of the “Handshake”
He went on to say that the 14 member steering committee for BBI was jointly formed each taking seven slots.
Ruto picked Major (Rtd) John Seii, Agnes Kavindu Muthama, and James Matundura. Uhuru chose Bishop Peter Njenga, Garissa Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Bishop Lawi Imathiu and Maison Leshomo. The remaining Morompi Ole Ronkei, Amos Wako, Adams Oloo, Florence Omose, Saeed Mwaguni and Archbishop Emeritus Zaccheaus Okoth were from Raila.
The former premier also defended the BBI cost saying that it should not cost more than Ksh5 Billion. He went on to clarify that the reality of a polarized country, “a Somalia” forced the Handshake.
On the question of dynasties Raila clarified that their fathers had undergone a lot of hardships and were self-made.
Later on while meeting Kajiado leaders, Raila charged the country to prepare for a huge referendum victory. He indicated that they have cued rallies across the country to sell BBI before the June referendum.
In his conclution, Raila Odinga insisted that the entire country was coming together in support of the BBI
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