The leader of the majority in the National Assembly, Hon. Amos Kimunya has this evening revealed that BBI would cost about 20 billion. He revealed this when addressing the National Assembly which is in a special sitting for the second reading of the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill. He has further indicated that BBI will save over 460 Billion of GDP that is lost every year before and after elections. Kimunya revisited the 2007 post-election violence that badly affected the country’s economy.
Kimunya appears to have been responding to those opposing BBI who have been dismissing the document, saying that it is currently not a priority. These opposers have been quick to pinpoint that the amount of money set aside for the process is enough to procure Covid-19 vaccines for all Kenyans.
Kimunya has urged his fellow legislators to support the Amendment Bill. In his view, BBI will help ascertain peace, law, and order in the country as it will help curb post-election violence. Through the formation of the Youth Commission, Kimunya has expressed his confidence that issues concerning youths will be addressed effectively. He has revealed that youths, being about 75% of Kenya's population, deserve to be heard.
After the passing of the BBI in both houses, Kenyans will definitely be headed for a referendum. However, there are issues that have been raised and will need to be addressed before a green light is given. Again, there are a number of cases in court that are a stumbling block to the process.
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