Uasin Gishu County Assembly has voted to not vote No or Yes for the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020, popularly known as Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.
The Members of County Assembly (MCAs) in an unprecedented move on Tuesday voted to abstain from voting
A total of 27 MCAs supported a report presented on the floor of the House by the Legal Committee to neither vote Yes nor No on the Bill, hence abstaining.
Only 19 MCAs opposed the report, 17 of them being nominated members.
This even after the county assembly carried out a public participation exercise on the Bill last week where members of the public were split on whether to support or oppose the Bill.
The move makes Uasin Gishu County Assembly the first to abstain from voting on the contentious Bill.
Uasin Gishu County is the home area of Deputy President William Ruto, who has made it clear on numerous occasions that the BBI is not a priority for Kenyans at the moment.
How counties voted for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.
Counties that voted Yes
4. West Pokot
6. Trans Nzoia
21. Taita Taveta
26. Tharaka Nithi
37. Tana River
Counties that voted No
3. Elgeyo Marakwet
1. Uasin Gishu