3.1 million signatures verified as IEBC completes exercise

In Summary

•Twenty-four assemblies are needed to pass the Bill for a referendum to happen.

•Counties that have passed the Bill are Samburu, Nairobi, Vihiga, Laikipia, Kisii, Siaya, Kisumu, Kajiado, West Pokot, Busia, Trans Nzoia and Homa Bay.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Commissioner Prof. Abdi Guliye and Acting CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan when they isnpected the ongoing BBI Supporters verification exercise at the Bomas of Kenya on January 19, 2021. .
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Commissioner Prof. Abdi Guliye and Acting CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan when they isnpected the ongoing BBI Supporters verification exercise at the Bomas of Kenya on January 19, 2021. .
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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has announced a total of 3.18 million BBI signatures have been verified as it concluded the exercise.

This is out of the 4.3 million signatures collected by the BBI team last year.

IEBC only needed to verify one million signatures for the BBI Bill to be transmitted to the 47 county assemblies.

In a statement on Monday, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said 31,829 signatrues were from supporters with incomplete details; 456,079 from those appearing more than once; 7,549 from those with records but no signatures; 668,578 who were not in the register of voters and one who objected.

Verification was completed on February 18.

Twenty-four assemblies are needed to pass the Bill for a referendum to happen.

Twelve have passed it so far.

Counties that have passed the Bill are Samburu, Nairobi, Vihiga, Laikipia, Kisii, Siaya, Kisumu, Kajiado, West Pokot, Busia, Trans Nzoia and Homa Bay.

So far, only Baringo County has rejected the Bill.