A civil society organization will print 10 million vernacular translations of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report launched on November 27 by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"The vernacular reports will then be used in the organization’s public participation forums which will be held at constituency level beginning February 2020, the National Steering Committee of Sauti Mashinani," a Nairobi-based lobby group, announced on Thursday.

It is estimated that Ksh. 950 Million will be used in the process before February and onset starting civic education.

Lobby group official Carthy Irungu
Lobby group official Carthy Irungu. PHOTO | BMS

According to the lobby group National Coordinator Cathy Irungu, the regional coordinators across the country will attempt to translate the document in all the 44 vernacular languages in Kenya before February.

“We are taking the BBI debate to the next level; The level of the people. We have resulted in local languages so that everyone can read for themselves,” said Irungu.

“We shall have lawyers and civic educators with a clear mandate to synthesize the document and share with people at the local level,” said Irungu.

“From our reading, 80 percent of the report is progressive and useful. We want to tell the people about this 80 percent and then they will give us the feedback on how to make it better,” said the head of the secretariat, Joseph Mathuki,

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