The BBI secretariat has come up with several strategies to collect signatures from regions opposed to the initiative. 

This is after it emerged that some leaders were inciting locals at the grassroots level against submitting their signatures. 

Initially, the BBI team had planned to have leaders drive the signature initiative, but some regions have been deemed hostile.  

In this case, the BBI secretariat has ruled out using leaders from the regions in collecting the signatures. 

The team now seeks to bring on provincial administration to lead the drive. 

“Certain leaders have been trying to poison the ground to frustrate this process. In such areas, we may consider using the provincial administration to collect signatures from those willing. There will be no coercion,” a source privy to the plans and who requested anonymity said.

The signature collection was to kick-off last Thursday through an official launch presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

 To beat the new deadline, the signature collection might resume anytime this week. 

Already some members of parliament have begun meeting in anticipation of the BBI signature launch initiative. 

Some leaders like Nandi Governor Stephen Sang had warned against collecting signatures in his county. 

 The objection against BBI is the stand of some leaders who want the document amended before going for the referendum.

ODM leader Raila Odinga had ruled out that the document will be amended. Leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto oppose the move, stating having an uncontested referendum will be beneficial to the country.