ODM leader Raila Odinga has maintained that his call for a constitutional review through the controversial BBI report is still on despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking during the burial ceremony of Tecra Muigai, daughter to Keroche Breweries proprietors Joseph and Tabitha Karanja, Raila says every crisis offers an opportunity for renewal, terming the coronavirus a chance to enhance the country’s unity through the handshake.
“This is a time for us to rise and work together as a people. This resonates very well with the message of building bridges that we have been conveying with President Uhuru Kenyatta and we are sure that this will succeed. After the corona crisis, we will converge again. Reggae is on halftime. After coronavirus, reggae will continue. Nobody can stop it,” said Raila.
Raila also hinted that President Uhuru may set up a team of experts from different sectors of the economy to explore ways to revive the economy with the former Prime Minister possibly at the helm.
Though the Covid-19 pandemic has seemingly ‘stopped reggae’, Raila, whose handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta in March 2018 has triggered a flurry of activity aimed at amending the Constitution ahead of the 2022 General Election says the beat is on.
He also said officials tasked to review suggestions submitted by Kenyans across the country are at work and expected to complete the task in due time. Before the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the government to ban public gatherings and politicalrallies, Raila had already led BBI rallies in Kisii, Kakamega, Narok, Mombasa, Kitui, Meru and Garissa counties.
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