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Senate postpones BBI Bill debate

By Hillary Mageka
Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Senate in session. Photo/PD/File
In summary

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has directed that the tabling of the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020 be deferred.

The Bill, commonly known as BBI Bill, had been slotted in the order paper for introduction in the House for first reading on Thursday afternoon.

This followed the Speaker's directive on Wednesday that the Bill be introduced in the form in which the IEBC sent it to the County Assemblies.

But on Thursday, the Speaker said that tabling of the Bill be deferred to a later date.

"After consultation with our legal affairs committee and that of the National Assembly, I wish to differ Order No. 8. I will give more information at a later date," Lusaka said.

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