Senior Lawyer files a petition against BBI

by Lawyer Wanz
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Lawyer Charles Kanjama has filed a case at the Milimani Law Courts challenging the signatures that were put in support of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum.

Kanjama says the process given by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for voters to confirm their details that included accessing files through links was unreasonable for several reasons.

He argues that there was no voter education on how to carry out the process of confirming their details, adding that the process was largely inadequate and inaccessible to the public.

A voter has to write a letter if they wish to communicate an objection,” read court papers.

He is now asking the court to grant orders to quash the decision by IEBC that finalized the verification of the signature exercise.

High Court Judge Jairus Ngaah did not issue any orders sought but instead directed that the case be served upon the respondents in the case who include IEBC and the Attorney General.

So far these are the counties that have passes the constitutional amendment bill 2019 (BBI)

Wajir County Assembly adopts Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (BBI Bill)

Yes

  1. Homabay
  2. Siaya
  3. Kisumu
  4. West Pokot
  5. Busia
  6. Trans Nzoia
  7. Kajiado
  8. Kisii
  9. Vihiga
  10. Nairobi
  11. Laikipia
  12. Samburu
  13. Kakamega
  14. Narok
  15. Mombasa
  16. Makueni
  17. Kitui
  18. Nyamira
  19. Machakos
  20. Murang’a
  21. Taita Taveta
  22. Bungoma
  23. Lamu
  24. Nyeri
  25. Garissa
  26. Tharaka Nithi
  27. Kirinyaga
  28. Nyandarua
  29. Nakuru
  30. Meru
  31. Migori
  32. Bomet
  33. Kiambu
  34. Marsabit
  35. Embu
  36. Isiolo
  37. Tana River
  38. Kwale
  39. Kericho
  40. Wajir

No

  1. Baringo

Pending

  1. Uasin Gishu
  2. Mandera
  3. Nandi
  4. Elgeyo Marakwet
  5. Kilifi
  6. Turkana

Already, the BBI Bill is headed to the National Assembly and the Senate after it crossed the 24 counties mark required by the constitution.


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