The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional (Amendment) Bill on Tuesday achieved the support of 24 county assemblies, the threshold for it to proceed to a referendum vote.
In what is dubbed BBI Super Tuesday, Garissa, Makueni, Mombasa, Tharaka Nithi, Muranga, Nyeri, Machakos, Lamu, Kitui, Nyamira, Kirinyaga, Kakamega, Bungoma, Taita Taveta counties passed the Bill giving it the needed impetus.
They join Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Busia, Vihiga, Trans Nzoia, Nairobi, Kisii, West Pokot, Kajiado, Laikipia and Samburu that already passed the Bill proposing changes to governance and devolved funds.
However, more county assemblies are set to consider the Bill, with many more set to approve the controversial bill which has been strongly opposed by Deputy President William Ruto and his allies.
On Tuesday, however, a debate in the Nyandarua County Assembly on the Bill was suspended after the court upheld the ouster of Assembly Speaker Wahome Ndegwa leaving the bill’s fate in limbo.