A constitutional amendment Bill fronted by the Thirdway Alliance Party has met the required threshold for consideration, and will now be presented to the 47 counties, the EBC has said.
In a statement on Thursday evening, the IEBC confirmed receiving and verifying that the Bill garnered over a million support of registered voters.
“The Commission has since verified that the initiative has been supported by 1,222,541 registered voters. This is, therefore, to notify the public and stakeholders that the initiative has met the requisite threshold as required by the said Article 257 (A) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” the IEBC statement read in part.
The electoral agency said it will submit the draft bill to the 47 counties pursuant to Article 257 (5) of the Constitution for consideration within three months from the date of its submission.
“Thereafter, the Speakers of the respective County Assemblieswill submit the decisions of their respective County Assemblies to the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Senate pursuant to Article 257 (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010,” the statement said.
The draft Bill dubbed Punguza Mizigo Initiative seeks to scale down the number of counties to reduce the country’s wage bill.