Uasin Gishu MCAs abstain from voting on the BBI Bill


Uasin Gishu MCAs abstain from voting on the BBI Bill
File Image of the Uasin Gishu County Assembly. PHOTO / COURTESY

Uasin Gishu Members of County Assembly (MCAs) in an unprecedented move on Tuesday voted to abstain from voting on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.

This comes after 27 of the MCAs supported a report presented on the floor of the House by the Legal Committee to neither vote Yes nor No on the Bill, hence abstaining.

Only 19 MCAs opposed the report, 17 of them being nominated members.

This even after the county assembly carried out a public participation exercise on the Bill last week where members of the public were split on whether to support or oppose the Bill.

The move makes Uasin Gishu County Assembly the first to abstain from voting on the contentious Bill.

Uasin Gishu County is the home area of Deputy President William Ruto, who has made it clear on numerous occasions that the BBI is not a priority for Kenyans at the moment.

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