Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru [Photo: Women in Leadership ]
23rd, FEB 2021 – Kwale, Kiambu and Migori County Assemblies are the most recent to pass the constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020 popularly known as the Building Bridges Initiative.
A total of 32 counties have so far passed the bill, surpassing the 24 counties mark for the bill to go to parliament and then to a referendum.
Only Baringo County has so far rejected the bill.
In the Mount Kenya region, four counties which include Kiambu, Nyeri, Kirinyanga and Murang’a have ratified the bill.
Hours after 28 counties were confirmed to have passed the bill , Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru exuded confidence that the people of Mt. Kenya will vote for the constitutional changes when it comes to the referendum.
“The passage of the BBI referendum bill by all Mt Kenya region counties, is proof enough that you can rent a Kikuyu, but you cannot buy one“, said Waiguru.
Speaking in her county , Waiguru also commended the Members of Kirinyaga County Assembly, saying Kirinyaga will get an additional 4 billion shillings per year to boost development .
“There is nobody who comes from Kirinyaga who can fight this amendment because of the problems we know that we have had in Mwea, with that we have an increase of 100 million shillings.”
In Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wairia and the MCAs castigated their Senator Irungu Kang’ata adding that they will campaign against him come the 2022 election.