The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has approved the form for collecting BBI signatures.

The BBI secretariat plans to get one million signatures from Kenyans before going into a referendum, passing critical proposals from the report. 

According to IEBC, Kenyans planning to submit their signatures should indicate their name, ID/Passport number, the County, Constituency, and Ward from which they hail from.

They will also provide their phone number, the polling station's name, where they are registered, email address, and lastly, their signature.

“The Commission takes note of your request for guidance as well as approval of your proposed format and provides to you the approved format/template (copy enclosed herewith) that should be used for the collection of signatures. To enable the voter verification process and to ensure the completeness of the supporters’ records. All the fields in the said approved format/template should be duly filled as provided,” said IEBC in a letter to the BBI National Secretariat.

The IEBC approval as both President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga plans to launch the countrywide signature collection drive on Wednesday. 

On Monday, the secretariat met to finalize the logistics for collecting the signatures.

Joint Secretaries of the National BBI Secretariat Dennis Waweru and Junet Mohamed said they look forward to collecting as many as 4 million signatures, way above the required 1 million.

Once verified by IEBC, only 1 million signatures are required to push the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 to the next stage where at least 24 county assemblies must approve the process for Kenyans to determine the proposed changes' fate through a referendum.