President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced the gazetting of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) steering committee. 

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The  committee is now tasked with overseeing the implementation of the BBI report as the debate on the referendum continues to take centre stage in most public events. 

The team comprises of Garissa Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji, James Matundura, Rose Moseu  and Maison Leshomo. 

Others are Bishop Lawi Imathiu, Busia Senator Amos Wako, John Seii, Agnes Kavindu Muthama, Saeed Mwaguni, Adams Oloo, Bishop Peter Njenga, Morompi ole Ronkei , Florence Omose and Archbishop Emeritus Zaccheaus Okoth.

Several leaders had asked the President to gazette the committee before it can be legally in office. Siaya Senator James Orengo and Rarieda MP Otiendo Amolo are among the leaders who wanted Uhuru to gazette the committee.

“The BBI team needs to be gazetted pronto, like yesterday, because without a gazette notice the BBI is not legally effective, and time is just not on our side,” said Amollo. 

On Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto caused mixed reactions after term the tours by the BBI proponents a waste of time. 

Ruto said that Kenyans already know the contents of the report and hence no need for such meeting to popularize the report. 

“What are all these campaigns for? Who do they want to persuade? Is it a way of misusing government resources?” Ruto asked.