Feb, 18th 2021 – Nairobi Members of County Assemblies have today passed the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill, 2020. A total of 114 MCAs voted to pass the BBI bill, during the plenary session chaired by Benson Mutura.
One hundred and nine MCAs were present at the chambers while five members voted online. Speaker Mutura now says, he will deliver a copy of the draft bill to the two houses of parliament.
Moving the motion on consideration of the report on the Bill, Justice and Legal Affairs committee chairperson Joseph Komu said, “In light of the submissions from the public participation exercises contained herein and pursuant to the provisions of Article 257(6) of the Constitution, the sectorial Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs hereby recommends to the Nairobi City County Assembly to approve the BBI Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2020.”
It was seconded by Imara Daima MCA Kennedy Obuya. In attendance in the House were Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh, Makadara MP George Aladwa, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Roysambu lawmaker Waihenya Ndirangu and nominated MP Maina Kamanda.
Eleven county assemblies which are Vihiga, Laikipia, Kisii, Siaya, Kisumu, Kajiado, West Pokot, Busia, Trans Nzoia, and Homa Bay have passed the BBI Bill.
The now needs 13 more counties for it to go to parliament and to a referendum, as 24 out of 47 counties are required to pass the Bill.
Baringo is the only county that has rejected the bill.