Kisii County Assembly became the eighth assembly to pass the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional amendment Bill 2020.
Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, West Pokot, Kajiado and Busia counties have already passed the Bill.
The 68 Members of the Assembly unanimously voted to pass the bill during a session chaired by acting Speaker Amos Onderi. “We are ready to engage the public in other forums to discuss all clauses in the draft.”
Kisii Governor James Ongwae said leaders from the region have devoted to supporting the process.
“We have taken up the task to mobilize registered voters throughout the county to help actualize the constitutional amendment in the forthcoming Referendum.”
Nominated MCA Eric Janganya hit at the Deputy President William Ruto for opposing the Bill.
In February last year, Kisii hosted leaders from Nyanza being the first region to congregate and take a common stand in the validation of the initial BBI report.
Interestingly, the President and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga received the final BBI report in Kisii in October last year; a notable coincidence.
By Frank Akunga