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BBI report to be tabled in Nairobi County Assembly on Tuesday

Nairobi County Assembly sitting. Image/courtesy

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum report will be tabled at the Nairobi County Assembly on Tuesday 9/2/2021 as the House sittings resume from a recess.

Nairobi County Assembly Majority leader Abdi Guyo, speaking to a local daily revealed that the BBI bill will be the first order of business by the county assembly as it resumes its sittings from a 2-month break.

“I will be tabling the BBI report at the assembly on Tuesday for consideration by the House so that we can be done with it by the end of the week. As an assembly we support the bill and come time for debate we will approve it regardless of the car grant pledge by the President,” said Guyo.

The bill is expected to easily sail through in the Nairobi assembly as both the president and the former prime minister’s parties enjoy a majority of MCAs in the assembly.

The proposed additional constituencies in the city by the BBI also augurs well for city politicians as it provides avenues for vying for city politicians especially those MCAs aspiring to vie for constituency seats.

The BBI draft constitutional ammendment bill requires to be passed by at least 24 counties for it to sail through, with Siaya County already having passed the bill.