Residents of Nyandarua County will have a chance to give their views on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2020, during three days of public participation next week.
In a press advertisement signed by the acting assembly clerk, Mukiri Muchiri, the public participation sessions will be held from Wednesday to Friday in the five constituencies of the County.
On Wednesday the sessions will be held at Mairo Inya Catholic hall in Ndaragwa Constituency and in Oljororok Constituency where the meeting will take place at the Kasuku assistant county commissioner’s office compound.
The County assembly’s committee on Legal Affairs, Labour and Intergovernmental Relations and Coordination chaired by Karau MCA, Ken Mukira will preside over the sessions.
The County assembly is expected to debate and vote on the Bill either on Tuesday February 24 or Wednesday the same week, according to Mukira.
The populous Kinangop Constituency has been given two sessions, to be held on Thursday, at Njabini Catholic hall and Engineer Catholic hall.
Friday will see Ol Kalou and Kipipiri constituencies give their views. Those in Ol Kalou will converge at the ACK hall in Ol Kalou town while those in Kipipiri will meet at the AIC hall in Miharati town.
Meanwhile, Kisii County Assembly has tabled Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill triggering a flurry of activities that will culminate into a final report to be presented to the two houses of Parliament.
The MCAs however rubbished claims from a section of politicians that they were compromised with the car grant to influence the bill’s outcome vowing to be objective in deliberations.
Addressing the media at the county headquarters, Paul Angwenyi, chairman Delegated Legislation Committee said the grant was their right and the funds were already allocated requiring only conversation to be released.
He said gathering of public views on the bill will be conducted at hearings effective from February 16, 2021 at sub counties before collation and compilation of a report to be tabled in the assembly.
He called upon area residents to read the BBI bill in advance to engage from an informed point of view.
Nominated MCA Eric Janganya criticized politicians allied to deputy president William Ruto for misleading Kenyans over the ward reps’ support on the bill.
According to Janganya, the DP was beneficiary of the parliamentary car grant when he was an MP and minister and should therefore not vilify the MCAs on the same.
He challenged Ruto’s supporters to find a different excuse to oppose the BBI bill.