Two county assemblies have moved to the Supreme Court seeking an advisory opinion on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum push. The county assemblies of Nandi and Kericho want the Supreme to pronounce itself on various issues of the BBI Constitutional Amendment push including the role of county assemblies.

In their petition, the county assemblies specifically want the Supreme Court to advise whether they can make amendments to the document and whether they should conduct public participation, and how the feedback from the public should be incorporated in the document.

“The first question concerns whether county assemblies are obliged to conduct public participation when considering a bill to amend the Constitution through popular initiative,” their statement read in part.

The MCAs also want to know whether they’ll be allowed to “align with the contribution by MCAs as well as to incorporate views received from the public during public participation.”

Meanwhile, the BBI team has announced that the launch for collection of signatures will be done on Wednesday November 25, 2020.

“We now call upon all Kenyans of goodwill, those who want to see an end to corruption, ethnic antagonism, marginalisation of sections of society, the empowerment of youth, women and disabled to board the BBI train,” the statement from the BBI national secretariat read in part.