Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen has revealed the two top demands that Members of County assemblies have made or else they will oppose the BBI report. The ward representatives are alleged to have given the BBI team two conditions that if not fulfilled they will oppose the report. The members of the county assemblies have demanded that academic qualifications be expunged from the constitution and the election laws. They have also allegedly demanded that they be entitled to pension just like the President and members of Parliament.
These demands come just days after MPs from pastoralists communities also gave their irreducible minimums. The group led by former National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale and Turkana county boss Josephat Nanok, outlined a raft of issues that they want solved before they commit to supporting the process. Former prime minister Raila Odinga today met a group of leaders drawn from the pastoralists communities and has agreed to take their views about the report into consideration.
Raila also met the council of governors last week where he agreed to tackle their cries on devolution. The Governors today retreated in Naivasha to discuss the report into details. It is believed that they will come up with recommendations to the technical team which will be considered for adoption. The county bosses have been elated by the provisions that seek to increase the funds allocated to counties by the national government. The document has proposed an increase in percentage of the national revenue sent to county governments from 15% to 35% of the national revenue.