West Pokot County has become the first county assembly to pass the Building Bridges Initiative constitutional amendment Bill barely hours after Busia County assembly does making it the fifth county assembly to do so. According to West Pokot County assembly speaker, all the MCAs in the assembly unanimously passed the bill with no opposition. Governor John Paul Lonyangapuo was present during the proceedings and voting. West Pokot County is considered to be KANUs political backyard as the majority of the county leadership are drawn from the party. This comes after Baringo County becomes the first county in the whole country and rift Valley region to reject the document.
In Busia County majority of the MCAs voted yes to pass the report with only one MCA opposing it. This makes the total number of County assemblies that have passed the reported rise to 5 including Kisumu, Homabay, and Siaya counties. The constitution requires at least 24 County assemblies to pass the BBI referendum bill to proceed to the referendum stage. This means technically 19 County assemblies are remaining.
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