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Dr Eseli Simiyu Stand On 70 Proposed Constituency

Hon.Dr.David Eseli Simiyu has reiterated his stand on the distribution of the 70 constituencies that have been proposed in BBI bill.

While speaking to journalists,Dr.Eseli has said that the work of distributing those constituencies across the country should be left to IEBC,which is one of its mandate.

"BBI cannot by itself distribute the 70 proposed constituencies.That is the work of IEBC and it knows how best to distribute them,"Dr.Eseli said.

He further argued that IEBC has the laws that govern it in its work of delimiting the constituency boundaries and thus cannot be biased.

He added that unlike in the proposed distribution of the constituencies in the BBI bill,IEBC acts allow city constituencies to have more population than the required population in the rural constituencies.

In the BBI bill,Nairobi City County has been allocated 12 extra constituencies.According to Dr.Eseli,this might lead to overrepresentation in the county while some counties shall still be facing the same problem of underrepresentation.

"A county like Bungoma needs at least 4 extra constituencies,not three.

It so unfortunate if these constituencies shall be concentrated in one region.Every region needs fair representation and that is what BBI wants to cure,"Dr.Eseli commented.

Tomorrow and on Thursday,the bicameral parliament shall be discussing and,voting on the BBI bill to clear the way for the referendum.

Sharp differences are expected on the floor of both houses especially on the issue of distribution of the 70 proposed constituencies.

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