If the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report will be passed in a referendum, then politicians will be impressed by a certain section of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.
In the Second Schedule of the Bill, Section 74 will pave way for the formation of additional 70 constituencies across the 47 counties.
According to the Bill, the allocation of additional constituencies among the counties will be on the basis of;
- Prioritise the constituencies underrepresented in the
National Assembly on the basis of population quota;
- be made in a manner that ensures the number of inhabitants in a constituency is as nearly as possible to the population quota.
In a bid to absolve the worry of a section of MPs who had expressed concern that their constituencies will be scrapped, the Bill insists that additional constituencies shall not result in loss of the already existing ones.
Nairobi County will benefit the most with 12 additional constituencies, Kiambu will have six more, Nakuru will get five.
List of additional constituencies among counties