Baringo becomes the first County Assembly to shoot down BBI Bill.

Baring county assembly has become the first county to reject the Building Bridges Initiative bill.

This came after majority MCAs voted overwhelmingly to reject the Constitutional Amendment bill with 30 MCAs voting NO and only 5 voting YES in a heated session that saw them nearly go physical.

The MCAs had made their positions as regards the motion known even before the debate kicked off, and when the motion was moved it soon became a shouting match.

Tension was high during the evening in Kabarnet town shortly after the Assembly Speaker David Kerich announced the results.

Targas was lobbed into the assembly chambers, forcing the legislators to scamper for safety.

The premises also survived what would have been a dreary fire after a teargas canister lobbed on the roof exploded, sending sparks flying.

The session took a 30-minute break after a clash between KANU and Jubilee MCAs brought the business into a stand still.

KANU MCAs- the minority at the assembly- had accused their Jubilee counterparts of hatching a plan to shoot the bill down before the requisite public participation.

According to reports, drama begun after Ernest Kibet- who vied as an independent candidate- was slapped twice on the back by Mogotio Ward MCA Charles Kosgei.

So far, three counties; Kisumu, Siaya and Homa Bay have passed the bill which needs the support of at least 24 county assemblies before it can be tabled at the National Assembly.

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