The Building Bridges Initiative is by no doubt a dear project to president Uhuru Kenyatta and the former prime minister and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
It is a project that was born as a result of the handshake between the two leaders after a much contested election in 2017.
The aim of the initiative has been to make sure that the country has peace henceforth and that no other Kenyan would have to loose their lives due to an election.
While the two hold the opinion that constitutional changes as a result of the Building Bridges Initiative is good for the country, DP Ruto and his allies have viewed the document as a plot to deny Ruto power ahead of the 2022 general elections.
They have therefore opposed the initiative as a move to create power for the elites as opposed to the welfare of Kenyans.
Their allegations on the initiative has been a stumbling block to the success of the initiative.
Some of Ruto’s allies have also in the past claimed that the BBI cannot be successful because time for a Referendum has elapsed and that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is not well constituted to hold a referendum.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has now delivered good news to Uhuru and Raila concerning the looming Referendum.
According to Wafula Chebukati as reported by the Star today, a referendum can indeed take place at any time.
He has however revealed that the process should comply with the law.
This is a big win for Raila and Uhuru Kenyatta after many months of uncertainty over the Building Bridges Initiative.