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IEBC Clears BBI Bill 2020, here are the next steps before it’s submitted to the President for assent

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After a successful verification process The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) draft bill. 

The commission verified 1,140,845 registered voters out of the 4.2 million signatures collected by the BBI team led by ODM in 2020. 

“The Commission, through interim verification of data captured as of 19th January 2021, has confirmed and is satisfied that the Initiative has been supported by 1,140,845 registered voters.  

This is therefore to notify you that the Initiative has met the requisite threshold as provided in Article 257 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” ~ Chebukati in a letter to notify county assemblies. 

“Pursuant to Article 257 (5) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, the Commission hereby submits a copy of the draft BBI (Constitutional Amendment) Bill 2020, to your County Assembly for consideration within three months from the date hereof.”

“In conformity with Article 257(6) you are required to submit the decisions of your County Assembly to the Speakers of the National Assembly and the Senate within three months from the date of this letter.” ~ Chebukati. 

The commission needed to verify only one million signatures. 

It will need at least 24 counties’ approval before its introduction to parliament. 

The bill will then be submitted to the President for assent if a majority of the members of each house pass the bill. 

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