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Kalonzo says nobody will force BBI on Kenyans, calls for sober conversation


Kalonzo said a good idea always gives room for a better idea, but there are people who oppose things for the sake of it.

“I have no doubt myself that should the court of appeal give us the opportunity to go back to explain to the country the whole meaning and effect of the BBI, the Constitutional Amendment Bill, we will convince them.”

The former vice president said BBI was beyond President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

He said the document was for Kenyans themselves.

“So, we now must up our thinking. The church was opposed to the 2010 constitution due to the establishment of the Kadhi court, I remember saying before the ordination of a church that there wasn’t anything wrong with Kadhi courts and the church listened, the court was introduced and the church no longer has problems with it,” Kalonzo said.

Kalonzo said there was a lot of concern by the church on Kadhi Court, “And we gave assurance that it was going to be well, nobody now is opposed to the Kadhi Court.”

“I also know that time changes, perceptions change, and people believe that BBI is about an individual and they don’t want that individual. So, they take positions. I call this a reform document,” Kalonzo said.

He added, “I don’t think my country will be the only country to be anti-reform. Bottom-up economic and the BBI allows counties to achieve development from the grassroots.”

Kalonzo urged residents to warmly welcome the president during his planned tour of the Ukambani region scheduled for Tuesday, June 6.

He said the region had adversely benefited from developmental projects courtesy of the Jubilee administration under Uhuru.  

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