There is a plan to ensure that leaders currently opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report end up supporting it, Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio has said.
Already, a number of leaders and politicians have come out to openly oppose the report, a team led by Deputy President William Ruto, who say that it is of no benefit to the ordinary Kenyan.
But the West Pokot senator Poghisio says that this hostility will soon be dealt with, adding that the meeting at Naivasha will be used to come up with a way of bringing such people on board.
He pointed at the possibility of there being a dialogue between the supporters and opposers, which comes as good news for Ruto and the team, who have been calling for talks before a referendum is arranged.
“We shall find a way to deal with leaders who are disgruntled with some of the proposals and reach a consensus on the document as it is,” Poghisio quoted by The Standard.
ational Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya said that the meeting will also be attended by experts to help the attending members of parliament understand the document.
“We have a team of experts who are here to explain to the MPs the BBI process, the contents of the report, and how it seeks to address areas identified as causing disunity in the country,” the Kipipiri MP said.
Today, President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the BBI cofounders, are expected in Naivasha to deliberate on the constitutional amendment push.
Ruto has maintained that unless the BBI is about bettering the lives of Kenyans, he will lead the way in fighting it and its proposed changes.
Poghisio has also taken issue with Raila for branding the BBI the “unstoppable reggae”, saying that if need be, the reggae will be switched off.