aturday, April 24, 2021 -Different copies of Building Bridges Initiative were created by printer which the State tasked with the mandate.
Joint Justice and legal Affairs Committee have reportedly identified where the erroneous copies emanated from and, in their statement, the mess started from the printers who mixed up the copies.
In their report, the production of copies for County Assemblies was handled by not one printer as required hence the mixup.
It was further revealed that the official government printer who is supposed to oversee the printing exercise decided to contract other printers around the city who then brought the confusion that almost cost the country a Referendum.
In their joint address to the media on Saturday April 24, the Senate and National Assembly Committee on Legal Affairs reported that only 11 counties debated the correct BBI Bill while 32 or more received copies with topographical errors.
“Among the questions we explored were: which printer printed which bill? Why did Government Printer contract other entities to print?” one of the committee members asked.
The committee also sought to know why the contracted printers couldn’t follow instructions they were given by the government contractor.
“Why didn’t the contracted printers follow government printers’ protocols?” an unsatisfied member posed.
Last Thursday, Wafula Chebukati-led-IEBC clarified that they received their first six copies which were fully certified before they requested for more copies for the counties. He defended that whatever they took to the counties was therefore what they received from the BBI promoters.