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It’s Either Yes or No, Governor Lee Tells Ruto and His Allies

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has told Deputy President William Ruto and his supporters to quickly decide to support or reject the planned constitutional changes through the Building Bridges Initiative.

The governor, who has been leading the collection of signatures to support the BBI in the Central Rift, said constitutional changes were time bound adding that there was no time for delaying tactics.

“Now that we are ending the collection of signatures, is important we focus on the next steps. Going forward, the conversation will be either a YES or NO. We might not all agree but the views of everyone must be respected. We welcome those who support the BBI. We assure them that this is not an individual or party-driven exercise but a conversation about a better Kenya,” the governor said.

Kinyanjui said they had collected over 667, 700 signatures in the Rift Valley with Nakuru leading with 154,000.

He also opposed the proposal to hold the referendum alongside the next General election in 2022 saying it was impossible to do so.

“We will all be beneficiaries of the outcome of this process. We cannot push the referendum to 2022 because some of the things therein includes having more constituencies. How will people go to an election when they are not sure whether they are in constituency A or B?” he posed.

The DP and his allies have proposed the holding of the referendum together with the coming elections to save the country billions of money that could be invested in the fight against the coronavirus.

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BBI Central Rift Kenya Lee Kinyanjui Nakuru


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