The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)-driven Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020 has been approved by the National Assembly on Thursday night.

At the Second Reading, a total of 320 Members of Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, with 235 voting in favor, 83 voting against it, and two abstaining.

224 MPs voted in favor of the bill at the Third Reading, which took place just before midnight, while 63 voted against it and two abstained.

The bill was defeated by the majority of those aligned with Deputy President William Ruto, with a select group of them mysteriously siding with the Yes side.

The Senate, the other House of Parliament, will now vote on the bill next week, opening the way for a referendum.