Poll Shows BBI Would Flop

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If Kenya holds a referendum today to amend the Constitution, only 19 percent of its citizens will vote for the Bill, says poll.

Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) poll has stated that 31 percent of Kenyans would vote against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), whose fate lies in the Court of Appeal.

While 25 percent of people are still undecided, 18 percent would not vote at all for their reserved reasons.

The popular initiative is a product of the famous March 2018 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his former arch-rival Raila Odinga.

Despite President Uhuru Kenyatta supporting Bill, his deputy William Ruto has publicly opposed the Bill. On several occasions, Ruto has noted that the process is driven by selfish leaders looking for their own interests.

Among Odinga’s supporters, 59 percent would rally behind the Bill compared to 13 who vowed to oppose it.

In President Kenyatta’s backyard, only 25 percent will vote for the document, and 31 percent will vote NO, 11 percent are undecided, and 16 percent would not vote.

Fifty-one percent of Ruto's supporters would vote NO, 12 percent YES, and 19 percent would boycott the exercise.

The BBI appeal hearing case commenced in the country's Court of Appeal on Tuesday, and it will end tomorrow as Kenyans wait for the verdict.

Kenya’s High Court declared the initiative unconstitutional in May.

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