National Assembly reconvenes on Wednesday to debate the ‘BBI bill’

The national assembly reconvenes tomorrow in a special seating to debate the constitution amendment bill 2020 famously known as the BBI bill.

The joint legal committee of the Senate and the National assembly handed over the  report to the two speakers of parliament and recommended its passing by the house.

Despite the recommendations by the committee to pass the bill, differences have emerged over the proposal by the bill to create seventy more constituencies before the next general election.  

Some members of the committee said the proposal of the new constituencies assumes the power given to the IEBC who are mandated to create new constituencies after every census exercise .

The joint team co-chaired by senators Okong’o Omogeni and Kigano Muturi also faulted the proposal to slash the powers of the National Police Service Commission and vest them in the Inspector General of Police.

In the report they said the move would render the commission useless and make the IG untouchable having that he is appointed by the president without any vetting.

The committee also faulted the proposal to remove the vetting of cabinet secretaries and the principal secretaries.

They termed the clause as retrogressive by introducing an imperial president .

The bill will be debated in the Senate and the National assembly then conveyed to the president.

The bill will finally land into a referendum exercise even if the two houses disagree with it .

Kenyans will after all be called upon to vote for or reject in the ballot expected later this year.  

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