President of the Republic of Kenya and commander in chief of the armed forces, His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta has faulted the Judiciary of Kenya for rulling against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Image courtesy: H. E Uhuru Kenyatta and CJ Martha Koome.
Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu County as he lead various leaders and Kenyans during the Madaraka Day Celebrations, president Kenyatta said that from the nullification of presidential election to attempting to stop the will of the people that is BBI, the judiciary has tested constitutional limits.
He said that while he stands for and by the rule of law and will obey decisions of the court, he is compelled to heed to the supreme voice of Kenyans.
"From the nullification of a presidential election in 2017, to an attempt to stop the will of the people as expressed through the BBI, the Judiciary has indeed tested our constitutional limits. While I stand by the rule of law and I will always obey the decision of the courts, I am also compelled by my position to heed the sovereign and the supreme voice of Kenyans, and that is why our national conversation today must focus on the consequences of choice," H. E Uhuru Kenyatta.
The President also urged the political class to upgrade their status from being politicians to being leaders, saying that politicians are obsessed with personal gain whereas the national pain disturbs leaders.
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