Kenya Will Conduct A Referendum Before The 2022 Polls, Results Show
By wasalie | self meida writer
Published 1 days ago - 1 views
The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional amendment proposal has achieved the needed threshold to take the country to the referendum.
According to the constitution of Kenya 2010, the document needed endorsements from at least 24 counties countrywide for it to be taken to the people for a popular vote through a referendum.
Amongst counties that have endorsed BBI report include Kisumu ,Homabay ,Siaya ,Vihiga ,Kakamega ,Muranga ,Laikipia , West Pokot ,Samburu ,Kajiado ,Narok among others.
The constitutional amendment proposal will see changes made to the 2010 constitution. The executive will be expanded by the introduction of of extra political positions including the position of a prime minister and two deputy prime ministers that had been expunged from the 2010 document.
It is not clear whether the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC ) will go ahead with the referendum processes. The chair of IEBC had earlier announced that he was well prepared to conduct a national poll.
High court had earlier issued an order blocking the commission from participating in the constitutional amendment processes until a case filed by a Linda Katiba activist David Ndii had been heard and determined.
We will keep updating you on all the developments at county levels.
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