The country is now headed for a referendum after more than 24 county assemblies approved the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Bungoma, Narok, Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, Lamu, Garissa, Mombasa, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri have become the latest county assemblies to approve the Bill.
Others are Taita Taveta, Nyamira, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Meru, Makueni and Taita Taveta counties.
This pushes to 30, the number of counties that have far passed the BBI Bill.
This surpasses the magic number of 24 counties which was the threshold required to pass the proposed changes to send it to the next stage – Parliament en route to a referendum.
The MCAs unanimously approved the Bill during sessions held on Tuesday morning.
In Kitui, the ward reps passed the bill during a seating presided over by Speaker George Ndotto.
The motion was moved by Majority leader Peter Kilonzo and seconded by minority leader Alex Nganga.
The Bill was tabled by Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chairman Boniface Akosi and seconded by Rosslyn Katibi.