NCCK Launches Referendum Civic Education Handbook
March 26, 2021
NCCK LAUNCHES CIVIC EDUCATION HANDBOOK
The Executive Committee of the National Council of Churches of Kenya has launched a Civic Education Handbook on the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020. The Handbook is intended to enable Kenyans to understand the proposed amendments and their implications to enable them make informed choices during the upcoming referendum.
The Civic Education Handbook was launched during the Executive Committee meeting held on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at Jumuia Conference and Country Home, Limuru.
The Civic Education Handbook reminisces the situation in the country that necessitated the dialogue between His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and Hon Raila Odinga, the Former Prime Minister. The dialogue led to the initialization of the Building Bridges to a Better Kenya Initiative (BBI) process, whose secretariat drafted the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020. Procedurally, the Bill is being debated on in Parliament, and the proponents had indicated a plan to have the referendum held before August 2021.
Further to this, the Civic Education Handbook presents a summary of each of the 70 proposed amendments and the effects that each would have on the lives of Kenyans.
The Executive Committee shared copies of the Civic Education Handbook with the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr Fred Matiang’i, and with Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, the Chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission. The two were invited to the Executive Committee meeting to discuss peace, security and national cohesion towards the 2022 General Elections.
The Executive Committee welcomes all Kenyans to read the Civic Education Handbook and all other literature available so as to be empowered to make informed choices, even as we remind all the exhortation of Proverbs 18: 17
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
We are pleased to share the Civic Education Handbook with you. (Click to download).
Signed on this 26th day of March 2021 at Jumuia Place, Nairobi.
Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki
Rev Canon Chris Kinyanjui