The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) of both the National Assembly and the Senate has unanimously approved the BBI bill.
This move automatically pushes the BBI process to the next step of being discussed in the National Assembly, where MPs will vote for or against it.
For the last two days, there have been media reports about altered and fake versions of the bill being sent to the county assemblies for discussion. Claims JLAC has dismissed.
”As a team, we have agreed on the content of the report and we have all agreed to submit the report, with our observations to the speakers of our respective Houses for discussions,” Nyamira Senator Okongo Omogeni, one of the JLAC co-chairs said on Friday, adding, ” I want to allay the rumors that have been out there, that we have had sabotuers within the committee. I want to state here that we have all been facilitators of this process and not saboteurs. The next step is for the two houses to agree or disagree with the content of the report.”
On his part, Siaya Senator James Orengo said the just submitted report speaks for itself and it now lies in the hands of MPs before it is taken to the people of Kenya for a referendum.