SUPKEM acting Chairperson Mr Hassan ole Naado

Muslim leaders join other religious clergy-Catholic Bishops and NCCK calling for a more inclusive process to amend the Constitution. 


 The leaders added that the Building Bridges Initiative report constitutes schemes that are of a constitutional, policy, legislative and administrative nature. 


 They urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure there is full participation of the people. 


 “The instructions to mobilise for the support of the document and sanction those against will create an atmosphere of fear, which is not conducive for a constitutional moment,” Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) acting Chairperson Mr Hassan ole Naado said. 


 “BBI architects failed to design a process that enhances our constitutionalism and one that is inclusive, transparent and accountable.” 


“We have seen selective delegations being lobbied to support these proposals. We are seeing a section calling for amendments with the other declaring that the doors for any amendments are shut,” he said. 


National Muslim Leaders Forum(NAMLEF) chair Abdullahi Abdi seconded saying there is no need to rush the amendment as the country was facing a more serious issue at the moment. 


 “We are neither in the mental nor the financial state to amend the Constitution. Please postpone the process; let us address the Covid-19 issue first,” Abdi said. 


He added the language used in the BBI document was not easy to understand for the majority of Kenyans. 


Mr Naado reiterated Abdi’s take and said the proposals in the constitutional report were too technical and do not render an easy understanding amongst ordinary people. 


 “The document requires one to know the various articles of the Constitution to understand the changes being proposed,” he said. 


“The document is a major drawback on the gains made by the 2010 Constitution,” said Naado.



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