Bungoma County Assembly Members photo

Bungoma County Assembly Members unanimously agreed to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 after intensive lobbying by their Senator Moses Wetangula.

The MCAS called for a crisis meeting with Wetangula and finally resolved after several hours that they will pass the BBI bill on Tuesday, February 23.

“After consultations with area Senator Moses Wetangula, we have agreed to pass the bill after smoothing out a few issues,” Said Bungoma County Majority Leader Joseph Nyongesa.

Nyongesa said they agreed to pass the BBI referendum bill because of the “respect” they have for Wetangula.

He said MCAs pleaded with Wetangula to inform President Uhuru Kenyatta that they need more constituencies in Bungoma County.

Earlier, the MCAs had vowed to shoot the bill down if Governor Wycliffe Wangamati was offered the position of coordinator.

Wangamati has had a cold relationship with the MCAs.

Speaking after the meeting, Wetangula said Bungoma will pass the bill because it ensures equity and fairness to the country.

“This bill brings a sense of belonging to all citizens and ensure growth in all counties,” said Wetangula.

Wetangula added that there were more things discussed but they were “in-house ” and could not be disclosed.

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