The opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga has applauded the members of the county assemblies for their resolve to overwhelmingly pass the BBI bill despite fearmongering that was being propelled by the deputy president William Ruto and his allies.
Raila noted that the MCAs have been able to push back a year long campaigns of misinformation, undue influence and lies on a document that focused on the prosperity of the country.
“I thank the members of those county assemblies and our governors who refused to give in to mistrust, cynicism, brinkmanship and fear mongering and passed the Bill resoundingly.” Said Raila
“As I said during the launch of the collection of signatures on the Bill, I have worked with our people on processes of change like this for a long time. I know for a fact that Kenyans are not slow learners when it comes to recognizing and seizing moments of change.” Added part if his statement.
As a result, the former prime minister noted that the passage of the BBI Bill in the county assemblies was the strongest indications affirming Kenyans’ faith in the initiative.
The ODM leader further noted that the conclusion of the exercise today was close to giving Kenyans hope in reforms that would culminate into a stable, prosperous, inclusive and a united nation which would also decisively deal with corruption cases in the country.
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With regards to the looming referendum, the former prime minister reiterated that he looks forward to both the senate and the national assembly which would embrace the document and prepare the country for a constitutional referendum.
“As a people, let us continue being driven by our hopes, not our fears, in search of the unity and prosperity we all desire and deserve.” Concluded Raila.