Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) drawn from across the country have dismissed claims that they debated and passed the wrong BBI Bills.
Addressing the media on Monday, the MCAs claimed there is a plot by politicians to hijack the BBI Bill and introduces clauses that were non-existent.
Led by Meru County Assembly Majority Leader Victor Kareithi, the MCAs appeared to endorse a report by the Joint Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) that the BBI Bill passed by the counties is the same, but has typographical issues.
"The people have spoken, and the county assemblies have spoken. Parliament and the courts must now allow the people to have the final say at the referendum.
"We wish to reiterate this is a popular initiative and politicians and other partisan interests must not attempt to hijack the process. It did not start with them, it will not end with them,” he said.
According to the MCAs, the Attorney General should be given powers to go through the entire BBI document and fix the typographical errors.
Meanwhile, the JLAC committee has today submitted its reports to Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.
Speaking after receiving the report, Speaker Lusaka noted that he’ll deliberate with members before setting a date when the report can be tabled.
“I have received the report on the BBI from Senator Okong'o Omogeni, a co-chairperson of the Senate and National Assembly Legal Affairs Committee. In consultation with the House Leadership, we will decide on when to have the document tabled,” he tweeted.