National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi who has come under fire over remarks that he made over the weekend about the adoption of the Building Bridges Initiative, has come out to set the record straight.
Speaking on Monday at his office in Parliament, the Speaker sought to clarify his controversial remarks, saying that BBI was still a report.
He said that for it to be brought to Parliament for consideration, it will have to be condensed into a bill.
“The BBI is still a report…As it is now, the proposals in the report have not been reduced into any legislation. If a time comes and there is need, the processes are there…” the National Assembly Speaker said.
There were media reports that he had said that there was no way that the BBI report would find its way to Parliament.
His clarification comes in the context of a harsh exchange of words between politicians backing and those opposed to the prospect of a referendum as a means of the adoption of the BBI.
The BBI report was officially launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Bomas of Kenya last week.
ODM leader Raila Odinga, BBI's chief exponent, has publicly opposed the report being taken to Parliament for debate and subsequent adoption.
He insists that Kenyans should be given the opportunity to decide its fate.
Scores have interpreted his position as a call for a referendum.