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National Assembly pass BBI bill

The national assembly on thursday night passed the bbi on its second reading with 224 voting for it , 63 voting against and 2 abstaining.The senate is expected to debate the bill next week tuesday.

Legislators who supported the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020 cited resource allocation, inclusivity and more funds to counties.

Only on wednesday did the President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga asked Members of parliament of both houses to pass the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two principals asked the parliamentarians to listen to the voice of the people.

While urging them to put aside their political differences, Uhuru and Raila said it is not the time for political adversity

Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo voted in support of the BBI bill. This was even after he was kicked out as the vice-chair of the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee

It was rather expected that MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto and the Tanga Tanga faction would vote against the Bill but majority of those against came from eastern and riftvalley region