Parliamentarians’ to pass or decline BBI bill

Legislators from both parliaments are expected to meet today and tomorrow, to discuss and vote on the BBI bill, among other issues of national interest.

Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, has already notified members of parliament of the special sitting, which will discuss several issues. For the two days, the parliamentarians will discuss all the stages of the bill, after which it will be read to them for the 2nd and 3rd time.

Also worth noting, is the fact that necessary arrangements had already been put in place and executed to ensure that legislators travelling from other counties not in the red zoned areas pass the roadblocks mounted by the police without any tussle whatsoever.

Since the bill was taken to the citizens and signed by a number of them, it is now expected that the president will direct the IEBC to conduct a referendum within 90 days, after approval by both parliaments.

Most Kenyans, await to see whether their leaders will address issues affecting them due to the ongoing pandemic, apart from discussing the BBI bill only. They wait to see whether the parliament will come up with ways to cushion needy Kenyans who suffer due to the tough containment measures currently in place.

During a vox pop session, it is highly notable that most Kenyans are not really into the bill. Most want money in their pockets. Most want improvement in the economy of the country. Most say that the leaders they will vote for come next year will be affected by the decisions their leaders take right now.

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