The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill is now smoothly sailing to the National Assembly and the Senate after surpassed the 24 counties mark required in law.
This comes as, by the time of publishing, at least 15 county assemblies simultaneously passed the Bill raising the tally to 28 counties, thereby christening what former Prime Minister Raila Odinga referred to as a Super Tuesday.
Some of the counties which gave the document a green light include Murang’a, Bungoma, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Narok Nyeri, Mombasa, Machakos and Kakamega.
“We have 25 County Assemblies who have passed the BBI Bill and still counting,” BBI Secretariat Co-Chair Dennis Waweru celebrated.
The bill now moves to Parliament where the final vote will be taken to decide if Kenyans will vote on its proposals in a referendum.
The roadmap to the proposed June referendum is on course since the BBI secretariate had planned to conclude the county approval stage by the end of February.
According to the schedule, the Parliamentary stage will have to be concluded by the end of April.
“From March 1, we are rolling out countrywide tours to take BBI to the people. With all the signs that the assemblies will pass the document by a big number, we will be rolling out grand plans to tell to the people what is in the document and counter any propaganda out there,” National Assembly minority whip Junet Mohamed, who is also the BBI secretariat co-chairman stated