A Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Referendum must take place even if it means postponing the 2022 General Election, this is according to Tiaty MP William Kamket.
Speaking on Friday, June 11, the KANU lawmaker exuded confidence that a petition at the Court of Appeal seeking to overturn High Court ruling that declared the BBI process as unconstitutional, null and void will succeed.
According to MP Kamket, BBI opponents’ celebrations after the High Court ruling will be short-lived, insisting that Kenyans must go to a referendum to vote for the bill that proposes a raft of amendments to the 2010 Constitution.
“BBI opponents are in for a rude shock. Soon, they will realise that the BBI reggae was only at halftime,” said Kamket.
Postponing General Election
Kamket further suggested that the general elections be postponed to December 2022, to enable the country hold the plebiscite.
Kamket, who is a close ally of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi– a BBI proponent himself–, said that there are a lot of positive proposals in the BBI Bill that will help Kenyans, and not even the courts should be allowed to derail the process.