National Assembly push forward special session on BBI

The national assembly has postponed the special seating that was to be held this week for the debate on the constitution amendment bill 2020 on the BBI to allow the joint justice and legal affairs  committee to hold further meetings with experts.

Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni, who co-chairs the joint Justice and Legal Affairs committee with Kangema MP Muturi Kigano, said the panel will meet through this week as they seek to strike a common ground before presenting the bill in parliament.

Reports also indicate that the committee is considering some amendments to the bill but some members are opposed to the idea .

Last week, a section of senators who are lawyers in the joint committee, including those allied to Raila, held an informal meeting and backed amendments to the report.

But Raila’s legal adviser and former BBI secretariat co-secretary Paul Mwangi has dismissed the push to review the report.

The BBI document is to be debated in both houses and passed before it is handed over to the IEBC who will plan for the intended referendum. 

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