BBI Bill sails through the Assemblies stage
More than 30 counties have so far voted in favour of the BBI Bill, surpassing the required constitutional threshold.
Some of the surprise counties that have passed the bill include, Bomet County, Kirinyaga County, Nakuru County, Murang’a County and Nyandarua County.
Drama however marred the debating of the bill in Nyandarua County as men in black tried to steal the mace.
Five men allegedly attempted to steal the mace leading to a fist fight between two factions allied to the County Speaker and Govenor Kimemia.
More than 24 county assemblies have voted in favour of the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, surpassing the required constitutional threshold.
Focus now shifts to the Senate and National Assembly.
The National Assembly will however vote ceremoniously for the bill.
Article 257 of the constitution requires that the Speakers of the two Houses receive certificates from the county assemblies’ speakers before the Bill is introduced in the respective Houses.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has congratulated the MCAs for rising above the propaganda peddled by the nay Sayers and passing the bill.