Jubilee County Assemblies that will not pass the BBI constitutional amendment bill 2020, risk disciplinary action.

This is according to a letter written to majority leaders of county assemblies, the party said on Thursday, 11 February 2021.

At least 24 county assemblies must pass the BBI Constitutional Amendment Bill for it to proceed to Parliament.

The party rolled out a Ksh2m grant to the Ward Representatives, but it also threatened to punish nominated MCAs in Baringo County who went against what Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju's party position.

Reports emerged that in the meeting that was attended by more than 32 members allied to the party, Mr Tuju directed all the 12 nominated MCAs to vote in favour of the BBI or risk losing their slots.

“We want to put it clear to whoever is trying to dictate how we do things in Baringo that this won’t work. Whatever the threats, we are going to stop this much-hyped Reggae. Take our word,” Baringo majority leader Lawi Tallam said.

Fight Inside Assembly

On Thursday Baringo County Assembly MCAs clashed over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill forcing police to lob teargas canisters at the rowdy Ward Reps.

Lights were switched off and members scampered for safety as teargas filled the chamber immediately after the results were announced.

Speaker David Kerich announced that 30 out of 41 members had voted NO to oppose the draft while 11 voted YES. One member was absent. The Assembly has 42 members.

In Homa Bay Members of the county assembly unanimously passed the BBI Bill 2020 Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020, after Siaya and Kisumu.