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Blow to BBI as IEBC says no funds for referendum.

Chairman of IEBC Wafula Chebukati has told the parliamentary committee on Building Bridges Initiative that the commission lacks adequate funds to conduct a referendum.

Funding for the referendum has been the greatest challenge facing the electoral process with referendum to amend the constitution through the BBI bill likely to happen soon.

This after more than 43 counties endorsed the bill and is now in the two parliamentary houses of the country.

The electoral body IEBC had revealed last year that it needs 14 billion to conduct the electoral process. Their sentiments were criticized by Opposition Chief Raila Odinga, saying that referendum for 20 million voters could only cost 2 billion and not 14 billion as the body said.

Deputy President William Ruto and allies also have been opposing the referendum, stating that the country could not afford to conduct a referendum this year and general next year.

By: Mikey Mugutsu 

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