Be Ready For a Referendum by June Majority Leader Amos Kimunya Tells Kenyans

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  • National Assembly majority leader Amos Kimunya has told Kenyans to be ready for a referendum by the month of June.
  • He further alerted the IEBC to handle issues that might be crucial for a successful referendum at tis moment.
  • Kimunya lamented about the time lost due to the current recces claiming that the bill should have been discussed by the end of March.

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National Assembly majority leader Amos Kimunya has told Kenyans to be ready for a referendum by the month of June.

Kimunya who was speaking to the media stated that parliament would hold a special seating to discuss the Constitutional amendment bill 2020 also know as the BBI.

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He further alerted the IEBC to handle issues that might be crucial for a successful referendum at tis moment.

Kimunya lamented about the time lost due to the current recces claiming that the bill should have been discussed by the end of March.

The Kipipiri legislator reveled that he would push to ensure the process was complete by the end of the month of April.

In his statement Kimunya claimed that the IEBC should just give a 21 day campaign peroid for both the proposers and the opposes of the bill to convince the public before heading to the ballot.

The statement by the majority leader did not go down well with most neitizens.

Majority of the online population accused him of having warped priorities as Covid 19 and the economic situation were the major focus at the moment.

“The messenger of President Uhuru and his brother Raila has spoken. Parliament will hold a special sitting next week to debate BBI. BBI is more important to them than our lives. Referendum to be held in May or June. Is BBI really a priority when Kenyans are hungry, sick and broke?” activist Boniface Mwangi stated.

“Parliament was supposed to be adjourned as per the current lockdown, who benefits from this¬†BBI Nonsense ,” added Joseph Mate

Others who felt tired of the politicking in the country noted that it was time the bill came for referendum so that Kenyans would be done with it .

Some Kenyans felt they had no say in the debate.

“The actual vs ghost votes. I’m sure the ghost vote will reign. Once Parliament approves, it’s impossible to stop or derail it. The govt will find tactics, illegal ones at that to make sure BBI wins,” wrote another neitizen.

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