The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Tuesday announced that it had verified 1.14 million BBI signatures.
"The verification exercise confirmed that the initiative has been supported by 1,140,845 registered voters," part of the statement by IEBC read.
According to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the electoral body will submit the BBI draft bill to the 47 county assemblies for consideration in the next three months.
According to Article 257 of the Constitution, once the electoral body verifies at least one million registered voters, it shall proceed to submit the draft Bill to each of the 47 counties for consideration within three months.
The BBI initiative is being spearheaded by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga
Constitution of Kenya
If it gets the approval of at least 24 counties, the Bill shall be introduced in the National Assembly and Senate.
(5) If the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is satisfied that the initiative meets the requirements of this Article, the Commission shall submit the draft Bill to each county assembly for consideration within three months after the date it was submitted by the Commission.
(6) If a county assembly approves the draft Bill within three months after the date it was submitted by the Commission, the speaker of the county assembly shall deliver a copy of the draft Bill jointly to the Speakers of the two Houses of Parliament, with a certificate that the county assembly has approved it.
(7) If a draft Bill has been approved by a majority of the county assemblies, it shall be introduced in Parliament without delay.