The much-awaited Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Report will be handed over to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner, Raila Odinga on Tuesday.
In a statement to the media, the BBI team told Kenyans to ignore the “much-falsified” information “flooding the social” media platforms about the report.
According to the team, the BBI report captured sentiments of 7,000 citizens from “all ethnic groups, genders, cultural and religious practices, and different social and economic sectors.
The team says it visited all the 47 counties in Kenya, received views from over 400 elected leaders both in the past and present. They say they also heard from 123 individuals representing major institutions, including constitutional bodies and major stakeholders in the civil and private sectors.
The BBI team says it also received 755 written submissions that were handed to them during different meetings in the counties.
Even before the report is handed over to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the political debate is already heated with politicians divided into two fronts; those for and those against the report.
The majority of politicians against the report are those allied to the Deputy President William Ruto who feel the report is a well-thought scheme to lock out the Deputy President from his ambitions of being the President of the Republic of Kenya.
The Building Bridges Initiative was born out of a handshake between President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, with a faction of Jubilee politicians, led by the Deputy President accusing Raila of bringing confusion and divides within the Jubilee party.
The rift in Jubilee led to President Kenyatta convening a meeting at Sagana State Lodge to try and calm down the heat that was building up among Mount Kenya legislators.