BBI constitutional amendment Bill

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BBI bill has been unveil as the BBI brigade rolls out their signature collections.

The BBI bill has been amended as it is not the same as the BBI unveiled in Kisii.

Among those amended is the proposal to create 70 extra parliamentary seats is among key proposals that have been dropped in the final Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report to be unveiled today by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The Kenyan Online has established the two had given in to pressure and allowed amendments to the BBI Draft Bill to be launched this morning, setting the stage for collection of four million signatures to trigger a referendum.

Invited guests following proceedings of the BBI signature collection launch

Apart from the clause on MPs, other far-reaching changes captured in the final document include dropping of the proposal to create a Kenya Police Council which had been vehemently opposed by a cross-section of leaders and interest groups, including Deputy President William Ruto.

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The final document has opted to retain the status quo on the police.

Also watered down is the appointment of a Judiciary Ombudsman which had elicited uproar from a section of leaders, including MPs and lawyers, who had accused the BBI team of attempting to dilute independence of the Judiciary.

Instead of the proposal to create 70 additional parliamentary seats, the BBI technical committee has recommended delimitation of boundaries to create new constituencies by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) immediately after the BBI referendum.

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