After the late last month meeting in Naivasha, where the parliamentarians met with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Hon. Raila Odinga, it was unanimously agreed that they supported the BBI Report.
Today, the county governors also met in Naivasha and it was their turn to discuss the BBI Report, led by the Chairman of the Council of Governors, Wycliffe Oparanya.
However it was a big blow to the BBI proponents, as the governors unanimously agreed to support some of DP Ruto’s earlier recommendations at the Bomas of Kenya.
The DP had earlier raised concerns on the issue of making the Senate weaker, and also the issue of the Judiciary Ombudsman being appointed by the President.
However following today’s consultations, the Council of Governors proposed the following amendments to the BBI report.
1. That the Senate should be strengthened to have veto powers on all Bills.
2. That the recommendation in the BBI document on the Judiciary Ombudsman should be deleted.
3. The Deputy Governors should remain as running mates to the governors and that they should be of either gender.