Kenyan workers fully behind BBI-Atwoli

Central Organization of Trade Union boss Francis Atwoli has said that Kenyan workers are fully behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.

“As Kenyan workers we will support we will stand with you, we will stand with the handshake team in ensuring that one of the best legacy you can leave Kenyans is a new constitution,” he said.

Atwoli spoke Saturday during the Labour Day Celebrations which was held at State House, Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the event.

Atwoli said that during a conference held in March, COTU leadership resolved to support fully BBI to help solve pertinent issues that occur after every election in the country.

Meanwhile, a section of political leaders have opposed the move by some parliamentarians pushing to have the constitution amendment bill 2020 rectified.

Amani National Congress Deputy Party leaders Ayub Savula said the nature of the bill as popular initiative does not allow for amendments urging lawmakers not to undermine the power of the people.

The call by a section of legislators in the bicameral parliament to amend a few clauses they claim contentious in the BBI bill has received opposition from a number of political leaders.

ANC Deputy party leader Ayub Savula and Members of County assembly from Siaya say any amendments in the bill are illegal.

Those against the amendments say the contents of the bill is the voice of the people and that it should be passed as is and let Mwananchi decide at the plebiscite.


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