Parliament to discuss procedures of the BBI bill public participation

March, 10th, 2021 Two committees of Parliament are meeting today to hold a joint sitting and discuss the modalities of how the public participation on the BBI bill will be conducted.

The justice and legal affairs committees of the senate and national assemblies have scheduled Thursday for the public participation exercise to be conducted.

Co-chair of the joint committee, Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni however says, the committee anticipates a quick process, as the public participation on the bill has been ongoing for three years.

Muturi Kigano, who is also the co-chair of the joint committee said they hope to give as many people as possible the opportunity to air their views on the bill.

Meanwhile, Uasin Gishu County Assembly abstained from voting on the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020. The Members of the County Assembly voted to adopt a report by the Select Committee on the Delegated Legislation that recommended abstention from debate and voting on the Bill.

The bill is already before parliament having received the backing of more than 24 county assemblies.

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