Senate and National Assemblies to discuss the BBI Bill this afternoon

March, 4th 2021 – Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka says the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020, will be introduced in the House for first reading  today afternoon.

The Senate Business Committee, resolved in a meeting held on Wednesday to introduce the Bill in the House.

Lusaka, further told the Justice and Legal Affairs committee in the house, to hold a joint meeting with their National Assembly counterpart and conduct public participation.

The national assembly will also discuss the bill from 2:30PM today.

The National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi delivered a similar directive to that of Senate speaker Ken Lusaka on Tuesday. This means that the Bill will be introduced in the two Houses concurrently.

Lusaka said his directives stem from the approval of the Bill by the majority of the county assemblies.

So far, 42 county assemblies have approved the bill, surpassing the 24 assemblies required to move the Bill to Parliament and then to a referendum.

Baringo, Nandi, and Elgeyo Marakwet have rejected the Bill while Uasin Gishu and Marsabit County Assemblies have not yet passed the Bill.

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