ODM leader Raila Odinga has dismissed talk that there will be new amendments in the BBI Report as reported by some sections of the media. In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, Raila said there will be no significant new ideas that will be added in the BBI Report and that what remains was just editorial work to make things explicit on demands made by several groups.
”There is significantly little chance of significant new ideas being brought into the BBI document ahead of the referendum, except for editorial work to make it explicit on demands by various groups where it sounds vague or general, as is the case with the issues of pastoralists,” Raila Odinga said in a tweet.
On Tuesday, top media houses had run headlines indicating the AU Envoy had ceded to William Ruto’s demands of having the report amended, and looked into again after being released at the Bomas of Kenya. However, Raila says the report is done and that the only corrections that will be made are for groups who feel their views were not captured in the manner they were presented in the document.
”It is basically done and there is little likelihood that new ideas will be pushed into it. However, there are groups that feel their views were not captured in the manner they were presented during the collection of views and those are the corrections we are promising to make,” he added.
Yesterday, the opposition chief revealed that the BBI report would be opened up for a review to accommodate the views of the various groups who are calling for its amendment to build consensus before its final submission for a referendum.
During his meeting with a section of pastoralist leaders, the former Prime Minister stated that their issues would be addressed and considered in the final BBI report.
“The issues will be taken on board. They will appoint three representatives who will sit down with the technical team to iron out their issues,” Raila stated at a press conference in Nairobi’s Serena Hotel, accompanied by leaders from the pastoralist communities.