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Jubilee Senator Spills the Beans on What Experts Have Advised Against the BBI Report

It has emerged that some provisions of the controversy Building Bridges Initiative report are unconstitutional and requires amendment before being subjected to the much anticipated referendum.

According to a Jubilee party elected senator, the additional 70 constituencies that have been proposed by the BBI report are not constitutional and hence the report must be amended before a report is tabled before the House.

The senator told the Tuesday Standard that there was still a split on whether the proposed changes should undergo any amendments before being subjected to a referendum.

This is likely to paralyse the BBI process since the National Assembly has already declared that they will pass the BBI report without any amendments since it is a report acquired through a popular initiative.

The Independent Electoral boundaries Commission (IEBC) has already said that distribution of the 70 new constituencies proposed in the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, popularly known as the BBI, is unconstitutional.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati noted that the electoral commission is the only body under the constitution mandated to do delimitation of constituencies.

"It is in order for Parliament or through a referendum to create additional constituencies but the work of allocating them is work of IEBC, " Chebukati said.

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