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Raila Odinga’s reaction hours after County assemblies overwhelmingly passed the BBI

Following a successful prediction of the outcome of the Building Bridges Initiative at the County Assemblies stage currently, Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga today jubilantly reacted to the unfolding events of Tuesday.

This is after a record number of at least 15 more County Assemblies overwhelmingly and simultaneously supported the ongoing Building Bridges Initiate bill today bringing the tally to 28 County Assemblies.

Taking to his official social media account, the former premier summarized the day’s event in a caption that reads “Super Tuesday”.  

Among the County, assemblies to have passed the bill today includes, Kakamega, Narok, Makueni, Nyamira, Taita Taveta, Kitui, Bungoma, Murang’a, Machakos, and Lamu.

Others also are, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, and Garissa, with the bIll so far only been rejected by the Baringo County Assembly.

The bill now heads to the parliament having passed the required threshold by the law for 24 assemblies to endorse it.

The AU special envoy had over the weekend expressed confidence in the bill meeting the required endorsement from the assemblies, quoting at least 24 Counties passing it by Tuesday.

Odinga also took a shot at the critics of the bill promising them a humiliating defeat at the ballot.

The bill has attracted fierce criticism from the DP Ruto allied Tanga Tanga brigade with a number of Counties in DP Ruto’s rift valley backyard and Central Kenya not wanting it.

Raila Odinga’s home County Siaya was the first to give it a go-ahead followed by their neighbors in Kisumu.

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Written by Fred Orido

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