JLAC submits its revised BBI Bill report

The joint chairperson of the Justice and Legal Committee (JLAC) of the Senate and the national assembly has handed over its report to the Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka.

Handing over the report Nyamira senator Okong’o Omogeni said the committee considered the opinion of experts in the report .

Receiving  the document, Lusaka said he’s consulting with the House leadership and his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi on when to convene sitting to debate the report. 

“I am going to consult with my colleagues in the national assembly so that we synchronize on when we can have sittings for the report to be tabled and discussed in both houses,” he said.

Sources close to the deliberations however indicate that it will be improper for parliament to amend the BBI Bill. The special sittings were expected to be held this week in the national assembly but have since been put on hold until 4th of May.

The MPs are split on the creation of the 70 new constituencies with some saying that’s the mandate of the IEBC.

On Friday, the committee admitted that 32 county assemblies debated a bill containing errors but downplayed the discrepancies as minor and not affecting substance of the document.

At the center of the contention is the revelations that some copies of the bill had Article 87 (7), which in the book of law does not exist.

 

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