BBI IN NAIROBI

Nairobi MCAs pass BBI bill

Sakaja, Kamanda among attendees during BBI Bill debate at Nairobi assembly

In Summary

• Several politicians were at the assembly to witness the debate, including Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, nominated MP Maina Kamanda, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and former Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh. 

•A total of 114 MCAs voted to pass the bill during the plenary session chaired by Benson Mutura.

Speaker Benson Mutura on February 18, 2021.
Speaker Benson Mutura on February 18, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Nairobi MCAs on Thursday passed the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

A total of 114 MCAs voted to pass the bill during the plenary session chaired by Benson Mutura.

One hundred and nine MCAs were present at the chambers, while five voted online.

The assembly was a full house with several politicians at the assembly to witness the debate.

They included Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, nominated MP Maina Kamanda, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and former Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh.

A moment of silence was observed in honour of former Wajir Senator Yusuf Haji, who died on Monday.

Eleven counties have passed the BBI Bill, while one has rejected it.

Speaker Benson Mutura on February 18, 2021.
Speaker Benson Mutura on February 18, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A