Hundreds of Siaya residents are angry with their MCAs for passing the BBI bill.
Speaking to Hot News, the residents condemned their reps for “suspending their thinking” and endorsing the “retrogressive BBI”.
They said enough time was not allocated for public participation.
Only a day was set aside for public participation.
On Wednesday, the County became the first in the country to approve the Building Bridges Initiative Amendment Bill.
The draft bill was passed during a special sitting.
Speaker George Okode presided over the smooth session.
Despite residents complaining of less time for public participation, the Assembly leadership justified why they passed the bill.
“This is an insult to the people of Siaya. BBI gives 40 constituencies to Central Kenya. Siaya is only going to have one constituency. The BBI is meant to benefit Central Kenya yet we the people of Siaya and Nyanza are being used…. Later we will be dumped because we never learn!” said Abraham Ochieng a resident from Bondo.
He added that the residents have vowed to vote out all MCAs in the County come 2022.
At least two-thirds approval or 24 county assemblies are required to endorse the BBI for it to sail through and head to a referendum.