The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill was tabled in the Parliament yesterday, May 7, 2021, and the legislators cast their votes.
The bill was endorsed by a total of two hundred and thirty-five (235) Members of the National Assembly, against eighty-three (83) members who voted against it.
The bill therefore passed in the National Assembly with a landslide win of 73% of the total casted votes.
Bahati Constituency MP Kimani Ngunjiri was among the parliamentarians who voted in for the bill. His move surprised many since he has been a strong critic of the report.
The majority viewed his move as a last-minute betrayal to the hustler movement and Deputy President William Ruto.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has however revealed that those who voted in for the report allegedly got bribed and received their money from senior parliamentary personnel.
According to him, the legislators were bribed with Ksh100,000 to vote ‘Yes’ for the bill, something which might be the reason for Kimani Ngunjiri unpredictable betrayal.
The President together with the ODM party leader had constantly urged the Senators and the MPs to pass the bill without wasting time to grant citizens a chance to vote for the amendment report through a referendum.