The Trans Nzoia County Assembly unanimously passed the BBI Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 on Tuesday becoming the 2nd County in North Rift and the 6th in the country to pass the bill joining West Pokot, Busia, Siaya, Kisumu, and Homa Bay.
During a sitting that had been organised by Speaker Joshua Werunga, 34 out of 38 MCAs present approved the bill, with 3 abstaining, and only 1 rejecting.
Werunga is now expected to sign a certificate and forward it to Parliament.
The BBI Bill was submitted to 47 county assemblies by the IEBC. The counties have 90 days to debate and approve the Bill. The Bill will require 24 counties to approve it before Kenyans can vote to approve or reject it in a referendum.
Elsewhere, the County Assemblies of Uasin Gishu and Nandi have subjected the BBI Referendum Bill to public participation as the process of approving or rejecting it continues.
Nandi County Assembly Speaker Joshua Kiptoo said they held a sitting last week in which they handed over the bill to the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.
The committee is expected to table a report on the bill within one month to enable MCAs discuss it for approval or rejection.