Uhuru Warns Kenyans Ahead of BBI Report Release [VIDEO]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 4th graduation ceremony of Kibabii University on November 22, 2019 Twitter
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, November 22 announced that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report would be handed to him on Tuesday, November 26.

    Kenyatta, who was speaking during the Kibabii University's graduation ceremony in Bungoma County, urged Kenyans to carefully read the proposals in the document before deciding whether or not to support it. 

    He further warned the public not to depend on politicians to interpret the document for them explaining that they would be the ones to face the consequences of their decisions.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta makes his speech during the 4th graduation ceremony of Kibabii University on November 22
    President Uhuru Kenyatta makes his speech during the 4th graduation ceremony of Kibabii University on November 22, 2019. 

    In the same breath, the president sent a warning to political leaders to be cautious when discussing the report, cautioning that the initiative should not be used to divide Kenyans.

    “It is only an ignorant person who will say there are no issues in this country that require to be addressed. Let us address them as adults, as civilized human beings, let us appreciate that we may have divergent views but our objective is to make our motherland better," President Kenyatta stated.

    He promised that all Kenyans would know the contents of the report because enough copies of the document would be made available. 

    “This morning (Friday, November 22) I received notification from the chairman of the BBI process who told me they have finished it and they would like to hand over it to me.

    "I told them to bring it on Tuesday (November 26) and I assure you as soon as I receive it, I will read it and at the same time I will give it to all Kenyans to read it,” Kenyatta added.

    He expressed hope that through the report, Kenyans would get a chance to improve the country by strengthening the nation's governance architecture.

    “Please let us just take time because through it, together we can come out with good things that can make our country even better, united and that can make our institutions more inclusive, our counties better managed through better governance structures,” the president concluded.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 4th graduation ceremony of Kibabii University on November 22
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 4th graduation ceremony of Kibabii University on November 22, 2019.