North Rift region will get (8) eight new constituencies if proposals of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report are implemented.
This follows the amendment of a proposal for 70 additional parliamentary seats.
The BBI technical committee has recommended delimitation of boundaries to create new constituencies by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) immediately after the BBI referendum.
In the proposal Uasin Gishu County will get (3) three new constituency while Trans Nzoia will get (2) new constituencies.
West Pokot, Nandi and Turkana counties will each get (1) additional constituency.
“Within six months from the commencement date of this Act, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission shall, subject to subsection (2), determine the boundaries of the
additional seventy constituencies created in Article 89 (1) using the criteria provided for in Articles 81 (d) and 87 (7),” reads part of the proposal.