The Kisii County Assembly has approved the Building Bridges Initiative (Amendment) Bill.

Acting Speaker Amos Onderi said there was no opposition during the passing of the Bill.

Onderi took over the speaker’s role following the removal of David Kombo a week ago. BBI proponents in the county feared that Kombo would block approval of the Bill due to his political persuasion.

Meanwhile, Kisii joined seven other counties that have endorsed the BBI Bill.

The counties are Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Kajiado, Siaya and Busia.

Only the county assembly of Baringo that has rejected the Bill.

If the Bill is passed in at least 24 counties, it will move to the National Assembly and the Senate for debate before the electoral agency conducts a referendum.

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But the bicameral house has little say in the process to amend the constitution through the BBI because whether they endorse or reject it, the plebiscite will happen.

This explains why President Uhuru Kenyatta was swift to give in to MCAs’ demand of car grants.

Political pundits have argued that only less than 10 counties, especially from Rift Valley, that could cast aside the BBI Bill.

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Robert Mwangi

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