The court of appeal in Nairobi led the judge of the court of appeal Patrick Kiage, started the hearing process of the petitions against the high court judgement of the Building Bridges initiative termed earlier as unconstitutional earlier today on Tuesday June 2021.
The parties appealing against the damning high court ruling, the lower court decision with lawyers representing Attorney general Kihara Kariuki, accusing the high court judges of launching personal attacks against president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The lawyers for Attorney General, BBI secretariat, Raila Odinga make an oral presentation of the petitions in court. The appellants led by Raila says that court erred in declaring BBI amendments unconstitutional. The attorney general quoted,
"This claim was resulted from wikipedia. Wikipedia cannot be a reliable authority for anything serious my Lord"
The AG said that there has been 22 unsuccessful attempts at amending the constitution and the president is not prohibited from initiating the process.
The lawyers for appellants submitted that referendum drive met the threshold, of a popular initiative, the president involvement not withstanding.
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