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Uhuru and Raila Receive Final BBI Report.

BBI is here with us now

President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga are currently receiving the Building Bridges Initiative final report.

They received the first copy of the BBI on 29th November 2019 at the Bomas of Kenya.

Kenyans have been waiting for the report eagerly.

Some of the things included in the report include recommending ways solving gender parity in parliament, dealing with corruption, unemployment, independence of public institutions, economic growth, strengthening devolution and enhancing inclusivity in the executive among other issues.

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It recommends the election of two senators in all the 47 counties to solve the issue of two-third gender rule which has been a major problem in Kenya.

The report further recommends the creation of a prime minister position and his two deputies. The prime minister will be appointed by the President from the party with majority in parliament.

There will be an office of the opposition leader who will be the first runners up of the president. He will become an ex-official member of parliament.

The report recommends removing of all the current commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IBC) and establishing a new commission for the next election

All returning officers will be hired through a system similar to that one of hiring commissioners.

The report expunged a recommendation requiring the chairman of the commission to be a lawyer and left it open.

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Youth will be given a 7 year tax relief when they set up their business. They will also be given a grace period of four years to repay their loans from the Higher Education Loans Board{HELB)

Biashara mashinani programs will be launched to help create employment to the young people.

There will be the Office of Independent Ombudsman. There is also a proposal to have all corruption cases heard and determined within one to two years

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