Kisumu County passes the BBI Bill

Feb, 9th 2021 – Kisumu county assembly has passed the Building Bridges Initiative Bill. A report on the bill was today tabled by the chairperson of Administrative of Law and Justice committee Seth Okumu.

The passing of the bill follows public participation that was conducted at the assembly premises on Friday by the committee.

According to Okumu, members of the public submitted their approval on the need for a strengthened, devolution. He also said that the public wanted solutions to problems related to gender equity amongst other issues.

He said, “The public was also in approval of creation of the ward development fund which would be five per cent of the county ‘s annual budget as this would improve development close to the common mwananchi.”

He added that there was an interaction with the public and the analysis on the opinion of the matter was the house approve the Bill. Okumu said, “The speaker pursuant to Article 257(6) of the Constitution of Kenya cause delivery of the certification of the approval of this honorable house on the matter of the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020 to the speaker of the National Assembly and the Senate,”

He added that the Bill will ensure a peaceful election going forward. Kisumu is the second country to pass the bill, after Siaya County.

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