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Baringo County MCAs Regret Rejecting BBI Bill

by Robert Mwangi
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A number of Baringo County ward representatives have regretted their decision to vote against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.

The MCAs now claim that they were manipulated and misled to reject the Bill.

According to KTN News, the county lawmakers said they now felt isolated from the rest of the country.

The county assembly rejected the referendum Bill on 11th February.

It was the first county to say ‘No’ to the Bill, but even now, no other county assembly, including their Rift Valley neighbours Bomet and Kericho, have gone against the tide.

Before rejecting the Bill, the MCAs had met Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, who warned them against rejecting BBI Bill, saying they would face disciplinary action.

However, they said JP did not have an official position on the matter because Deputy President William Ruto had not been consulted to give his stand.

They also accused Baringo Senator and Kanu chairman Gideon Moi of using Tuju to intimidate and harass them.

Some 41 counties have passed the Bill and very few MCAs in each of the individual counties voted no.

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