3,188,001 endorse the BBI constitutional amendment bill 2020

3,188,001 registered voters appended their signatures to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), exceeding the requisite 1 million threshold.

In a statement by the Independent and Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), 4,352,037 supporters’ records were captured.

Out of that number, 668,578 turned out not to be registered voters, 456,079 supporters details appeared more than once, 31, 829 provided invalid details while 7, 549 failed to provide their signatures.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the verification exercise came to an end on 18th February.

The exercise involved checking completeness and validity of individual records, elimination of duplicate records as well as matching the clean records with the register of voters.

“An interim report based on 1, 715, 386 records verified as of 19th January 2021 established the initiative was supported by 1, 140, 845 registered voters. This formed the basis of transmission of the draft bill to each of the 47 County Assemblies on 26th January 2021,” He said.

The Building Bridges Initiative constitutional amendment bill 2020 proposes to amend the constitution of Kenya 2010 through a popular initiative.

Already several County Assemblies among them Nairobi, Vihiga, Siaya, Kisumu have passed the bill, while Baringo is the only County Assembly to reject it.



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