ON BBI, PARLIAMENT IS JUST A CONVEYOR BELT

Parliament must restrain themselves from the excitement to amend the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

They must stop the temptation of derailing the BBI process through asking for unnecessary additional time to consider the views collected during the public participation.

While the Constitution of Kenya demands of Parliament to facilitate public participation and involvement in the legislative processess, Parliament just like the County Assemblies cannot in any way amend the Bill since doing so will render the popular initiative moot.

Parliament has only two options before them:

  1. To pass the Bill as is by a simple majority and submit it to the President for assent in accordance with Articles 256 (4) and (5). 
    OR
  2. Reject the Bill as is and have it submitted to the people in a referendum for the final virdict.

F. OKANGO.

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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