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BBI Deadlock: Major Obstacle's Preventing Handshake's Dream Constitution Changes

Despite the resolutions made by both houses of Parliament on the constitution amendment bill 2020, Raila's Building Bridges Initiative could still be thrown into disorder and confusion.

There are a number of legal issues slowing down the implementation of Raila's dream constitutional changes. Already, the High Court stopped/barred the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission from making any preparation for a BBI referendum.

The courts already stopped the president from assenting to the document if passed by parliament. To add, Parliamentarians have disagreed of the issue of 70 constituencies proposed by the document.

Debate on the document kicked off on Wednesday on a stormy start as members differed on how to transact business concerning the bill. But even as MPs vote to accept or reject the bill, the process won't continue until all the ten cases are heard and determined. Two cases have been filed at the supreme court and 8 cases against the document at the high court.

The numerous court cases occasioned by COVID-19 makes the BBI implementation process more complex. It's promoters had estimated that the document could be be enacted by June 14. Former BBI joint Secretariat Paul Mwangi has revealed that they will only know the timelines after the cases are decided.

Mwangi claimed that there are external forces using the courts to political gains. The IEBC also said that it took two teams two and ahlf years to come up with new Constituency boundaries,we have a few months before Uhuru's tenure expires.

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