President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment initiative will be achieved.
The head of state spoke during the 58th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi. This is his 9th and last Jamhuri day address as the head of state.
The president spoke of the need to come and together and amend the constitution.
“This I believe is what necessitated the first amendment to our constitution,” Uhuru said.
“BBI is just a dream deferred one day, someday it will happen.” He continued, “We ask Kenyans need each other as our forefathers taught us, to come together reinforced our resolve,” the President said.
The BBI initiative has faced numerous legal challenges that hindered the progress.
The president said that the country was losing a lot
“More than two elections that cost the country Sh1 trillion in business loses and we were staring at a nation divided right in the middle,” He said.
Uhuru said that that the winner takes it all was the root cause of divisions in the country after every election.
He said that the need for unity led to the famous handshake between him and the ODM leader Raila Odinga.