Trans Nzoia County passes BBI bill to join the growing list

Trans Nzoia County passes BBI bill to join the growing list


Trans Nzoia  county assembly has adopted Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill with only two MCAs voting to reject it.

Speaker, Joshua Mutoto Werunga oversaw the voting with Majority Leader Patrick Kisiero  pushing for adaption.

Kapomboi Ward legislature Benard Wanjala said it was wrong for the MCAs to be accused of demanding Sh2 million car grant bribe to support the Bill.

Hospital Ward MCA Eric Wafula said if adopted, the document would bring about inclusivity which communities have been agitating for.

In Busia, MCAs unanimously endorsed the documents.

Out of the 53 MCAs, only one nominated member, Bernard Odako from Budalang’i opposed the bill during the voting session that was presided over by Speaker Bernard Wamalwa.

The Legal and Justice committee had earlier held Public Participations in the seven constituencies of Nambale, Matayos, Budalang’I, Butula, Funyula, Teso South and Teso North to collect the views of the locals.

West Pokot county assembly becomes the first in the Rift Valley region, to pass the Bill paving way for the BBI referendum.

Nationally, West Pokot becomes the fifth county to pass the bill after Busia, Siaya, Kisumu and Homa Bay county assemblies.

Only Baringo County has so far rejected the Bill during a chaotic session last week.