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Kisii County Assembly passes BBI Bill



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Kisii County Assembly Today became the eight county in country to pass the Bridging Bridges (BBI) Bill.

Other county assemblies that have also passed the BBI Bill include West Pokot and Busia, both of which voted on Tuesday, as well as Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya.

The bill needs the support of at least 24 county assemblies before it can be tabled at the National Assembly.

Kisii County Assembly.

If passed, a referendum question will be drafted and Kenyans will head to the polls to change some sections of the 2010 constitution.

Baringo county became the first county to reject the bill in a day that became chaotic, with police officers lobbing teargas into the assembly to disperse legislator.

The county assembly voted overwhelmingly against the bill with 30 MCAs voting no and only 5 voting yes.

Chaos preceding Baringo Assembly rejection of BBI (Video)

Five MCAs abstained from the exercise.

Tension was high in Kabarnet town shortly after the Assembly Speaker David Kerich announced the results.

KANU MCAs- the minority at the assembly- had accused their Jubilee counterparts of hatching a plan to shoot the bill down before the requisite public participation.

According to reports, drama begun after Ernest Kibet- who vied as an independent candidate- was slapped twice on the back by Mogotio Ward MCA Charles Kosgei.

Busia, West Pokot county assemblies pass the BBI Bill

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