Trans Nzoia assembly has unanimously passed the BBI report as was tabled by the chair for legal and constitutional chair committee Mathews Nyarango, in the assembly that was debated and passed by 35 MCAs out of 39 MCAs.
Those who voted no were Chepsiro Kiptorors ward MCA independent Kipchumba Birir Independent and Chepchoina MCA Evans Chesang while Kinyoro MCA Cheshari Mogusu abstained with Abraham Mwale MCA for Sinyereri being on official tour.
Birir explained his “No” vote as the constitution having only catered for Jobs of those people who are well endowed in the society claiming MCAS were duped into supporting the bill without knowing what awaits them in future.
He noted that the Government’s proposal of increasing funds in wards from 15 percent to 35 percent was a lie since even the 15 percent that was supposed to the counties was not being realized.
He laughed off at MCAS who passed the Bill claiming they were coerced and threatened to do so failure to which action was to be taken against them stating the vote did not reflect their aspirations.
The motion mover thanked MCAs over what he claimed as maturity engagements in the assembly as they both debated towards the bill maturely and within the confines of the standing orders of the house.
Those who supported the bill led by majority leaders Patrick Kisiero and minority Emmanuel Waswa thanked those MCAS that passed the bill claiming it was the best way forward noting that the counties will receive more cash that will spur development projects.
They explained how the women and youths will win big in terms of monies set aside for them for development purposes claiming the bill was in good faith and called upon the locals to support it however some MCAS led by Kapomboi Mca Ben Wanjala Mlipuko called upon the government and BBI team to provide more copies for the residents to read and make informed decisions when it comes to voting in the referendum.
Speaker of the assembly Joshua Werunga thanked MCAS over what he claimed debated soberly without attacking each other stating that he will present the bill immediately tomorrow to the BBI team, and senate over what his assembly has done.