Speculation Ahead Of Uhuru, Raila State House Address

President Of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Making An Address To The Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta will address the nation from State House this evening, several sources have revealed. The President is allegedly planning to thank county Assemblies for unanimously endorsing the BBI report. 39 out of 40 County Assemblies endorsed the report, taking the country closer to the referendum which is scheduled for June this year. Only Baringo County opposed the BBI Bill. However, the decision has been stayed by a court in Kabarnet pending the hearing of an application filed by three KANU MCAs. There had been a fear that MCAs allied to DP William Ruto would shoot down the Bill especially in Mt Kenya and Rift Valley. However, it seems Uhuru’s decision to give car grants to the county lawmakers did the magic. Star Newspaper Journalist Oliver Mathenge said that Uhuru will be joined by ODM leader Raila Odinga. Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi will also be present at State House. According to Mathenge on Twitter, “We are this evening expecting a press conference at State House bringing together Uhuru, Raila, Kalonzo, Moi, and Mudavadi to thank County Assemblies for passing the BBI sponsored Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020”. However, several Kenyans want the President to address the COVID-19 pandemic and what the government is doing to procure vaccines. Uhuru’s 60 – day nationwide 10 PM to 4 AM curfew also lapses next week and Kenyans would wish to know if he will lift it this time around. The curfew has been in place since March last year.

On other new making the rounds at this hour, the BBI proponents have asked Kenyans to build on their renewed unity and greater political consensus ahead of the referendum. In a joint statement, the proponents led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, Kanu’s Gideon Moi and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu said this will be for the enduring benefit of the nation they all hold dear. According to the Statement, “As we embark on the next stage in realising the First Amendment, we urge all Kenyans to build on our renewed unity and greater political consensus for the enduring benefit of the nation we all hold dear,”

BBI Proponent During A Joint BBI Statement At The State House

The proponents said BBI represents a once-in-a-generation break from the past to resolve many longstanding national challenges that hold us back from realizing a united and prosperous Kenya for all. It said, “To ensure the voice of every Kenyan is heard and to enable every one of us to exercise their civic duty, we will undertake civic education to sensitise the entire Kenyan nation on the opportunities that lie for our homeland and nation as part of this initiative”.

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