President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister RailaOdinga today at the new Kisii State Lodge received the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report and urged Kenyans to carefully read the report so as to make informed choices.
In a nutshell here are some of the key things to note in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in a summary or explained:
21 Cabinet Ministers
42 Assistant Ministers
1 Vice President
1 Prime Minister
2 Deputy Prime Minister
90 Senators 2@ county 16 Nominated
290 Elected M.P’s
47 Elected Women M.p’s
52 Nominated M.p’s
3 Leaders of Opposition including Deputies
47 Deputy Governor
Other major win win highlights:
- 35% of the National raised revenue to be allocated to counties up from 15%
- Development of Ward fund kitty.
- Embracing utu/ ubuntu
- 7 year tax holiday for youth and start ups (SMEs)
- Helb loan to be paid after a grace period of four years and after getting a job.
- Every ward to have a business incubation centre for youth.
- Full gender parity in the Senate
- Youth Commission to be established.
- Political parties to access cash on basis of how inclusive they are especially on women and youth.
- Court cases involving corruption to end at most in 2 years.
- Office of Independent Judiciary Ombudsman to be established.
- Governor and his deputy to be of opposite gender.