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My support for BBI is strong, says Raila

ODM leader and handshake partner said Sunday that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process was firmly on course dismissing critics who said the process had stalled.
Odinga who is recuperating at home after contracting Covid-19 disease, said contrary to what some politicians are saying, BBI is firmly on course and it has his full backing.
He was responding to claims that he had gone slowly on BBI and it was just a matter of time before he and his party abandoned it and the handshake.
Speculation has been rife that Odinga was considering his support for BBI fearing that he might be betrayed especially after the launch of Kenya One Alliance
Same sentiments were expressed by BBI Secretariat Joint Secretary Paul Mwangi when he appeared on a radio show on Sunday night.
Mwangi said the BBI document cannot be re-opened as Parliament is seeking to do saying it is against the law,
He said those seeking to have the document re-opened are the same one who have been opposed to it and who are seeking to derail the process. He said the MPs know very well that the document cannot be opened for any amendments because such a move would be deemed illegal by the courts.
He said the duty of Parliament is vote yes or no and then the document is taken to the people in a referendum.
Mwangi however expressed doubts about the viability of the referendum being held in June this year observing that the obtaining situation in the country including the lockdown has affected the timelines.
He was speaking during a radio show on Inooro TV, a vernacular station where he pointed out that there was a group of MPs who were opposing the document for the sake of it but being well aware of the processes.

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