Fresh from court, beleaguered Boaz vows Migori assembly will pass BBI bill

Migori speaker Boaz Okoth in assembly

By MN Reporter

Fresh from appearing before Kisumu Anti-Corruption Court, Migori speaker Boaz Okoth has vowed the assembly will pass through the BBI bill if brought before it.

Speaking in the assembly grounds on Thursday, Okoth said majority of the assembly members have already the signed Constitution Amendment Bill (2020) proposed through the BBI.

He expressed confidence that over 70 percent of the locals had already ascended to the IEBC form proposing the constitutional changes.

The speaker said the BBI drive was not about the Orange Democratic Movement or certain party affairs but a national constitutional change geared towards enhancing national unity while addressing challenges facing the country at large.

He was addressing the press after adjourning the house sessions until 9th February, 2021.

According to him the assembly members had done admirable work in terms of passing Bills and Acts despite challenges posed by New Coronavirus and the number of scenarios that threatened the unity of the house.

Days earlier, Okoth and his deputy Mathews Chacha, several MCAs and top assembly staff were rounded off gestapo style by Anti-corruption sleuths from the assembly.

A total of about 15 suspects appeared before chief magistrate Peter Gesora over alleged fraud involving taxpayer money amounting to Sh44 million.

Okoth and his Deputy were released on Wednesday on Sh3million bond each after denying corruption charges.