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West Pokot becomes fifth County to pass the BBI

West Pokot County Assembly has on Tuesday passed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) amendment bill.

The news now makes West Pokot the fifth County to pass the bill coming behind Siaya, Homabay, Kisumu and Busia.

So far Baringo County Assembly is the only County that has rejected the bill following a heated debate in the house leading to near fist fight at the assembly.

On Tuesday, Busia passed the BBI amendment bill becoming the fourth Assembly to do so in a bill that now requires 19 more approvals to trigger a referendum.

Questions have however been raised as to whether enough civic education has been done with Siaya and Kisumu confirming to have followed the laid guidelines.

Both President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Party leader Raila Odinga have united to ensure that the amendment bill sees the light of day in the country.

The partnership has attracted criticism from activists who call for dialogue to ensure that all parties demands are met. They also urged the President to focus on the current one.

Deputy President William Ruto has also called for dialogue and terming the amendments unnecessary and instead urged the two leaders to focus on empowering the youth and low income earners in the country.

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