President Uhuru Kenyatta's extension of the ban of political gatherings will affect the Building Bridges Initiative campaigns. In his address to the nation yesterday during Labour Day celebrations, the Head of State announced that only gatherings with less than 150 people would be allowed.
Last week, the speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka gazetted special sitting on Tuesday to debate and vote on the BBI bill. Once approved, the bill will be submitted to the president, then IEBC and later Kenyans will be allowed to vote it to the referendum.
Political leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday supported the ban of political gatherings, adding that they will do anything possible to ensure the document is passed during the referendum.
Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru alongside Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu revealed that they will engage with small groups and the media to popularize and woo Kenyans to support the report.
"Kenyans are busy working towards economic recovery. I am sure proponents like myself will find ways and strategies to root for BBI," said Waruguru.
MP Wambugu: "We are going to be using the media, online platforms as well as engaging small groups while also observing the Covid-19 protocols. We can also go to where the people are such as businesses and chamas to spread the BBI gospel as opposed to holding rallies,
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