Orange Democratic Movement Leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday February 23, 2021 thanked Members of County Assembly (MCAs) after they overwhelmingly voted to approve the Constitution Amendment Bill.
Through his statement, the Former Prime Minister said that the County assemblies have been able to push back on a year-long campaign of lies, misinformation and undue influence on the BBI document.
“County assemblies have been able to push back on a year-long campaign of lies, misinformation and undue influence on a document whose centre piece is ensuring prosperity and equitable sharing of the same,”
“I thank the members of those county assemblies and our governors who refused to give in to mistrust, cynicism, brinkmanship and fear mongering and passed the Bill resoundingly.” Raila said.
He said he has worked with Kenyans on processes of change for a long time adding that Kenyans are not slow learners when it comes to recognizing and seizing moments of change.
“As I said during the launch of the collection of signatures on the Bill, I have worked with our people on processes of change like this for a long time. I know for a fact that Kenyans are not slow learners when it comes to recognizing and seizing moments of change.”
“That faith stands reaffirmed and renewed.” Raila noted.
The opposition chief expressed his confidence that the bill will also pass in Parliament, adding that the country is inching closer to the referendum.
“We are extremely close to giving our people the reforms they need to create a united, inclusive, stable and prosperous nation that also deals decisively with the crime of corruption.”
“I now look forward to working with our two houses of Parliament in the coming weeks as we move confidently towards a referendum.” He added.