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BBI in Limbo After Some Proponents Threaten to Abandon it Once MPs Convene a Sitting This Week

The parliament is set to conduct a special sitting this week on Tuesday and Thursday to pass the Building Bridges Initiative Bill. The joint Justice and Legal Affairs Committee affirmed that the bill can be passed without any amendments.

Reports emerged that there were divisions within the JLAC with members calling for more time to get experts opinion on proposal of amending the bill as provided by Article 257 of the Constitution.

Despite a number of the members abandoning the push for the bill' amendment, the Standard reports of mutual suspicion and wars withing the board room revolving threats to scuttle the whole BBI process.

This comes few days after ODM's secretary for Political Affairs MP Opiyo Wandayi stated that the roadmap for the Constitution amendment was clear and did not deserve belaboring.

The creation of new 70 constituencies was one of the issues that brought disagreements since allies affiliated to President Uhuru's camp were supporting the proposal while a section of those allied to Raila Odinga's camp alleged that the constituencies were going to one part of the country and hence an amendment was needed.

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