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PLO Lumumba Speaks Out As Court Of Appeal Dismantles BBI

Renowned lawyer and socio-political commentator Professor Peter Loch Otieno gestures while making a speech at a past function. [Source Courtesy]

The renowned lawyer and socio-political commentator Professor Peter Loch Otieno has weighed in on the Court of Appeal's dismantling of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Speaking on Friday, the University of Nairobi don welcomed the ruling. He held that the BBI project was aimed at advancing the interests of a few people and not those of Kenyans. Lumumba described the ruling as a jurisprudential coup de grace.

"I salute the Majority in the Kenyan Court of Appeal for affirming without equivocation that when egotism and megalomania mount a Trojan Horse and masquerade as patriotism they will be handed a jurisprudential coup de gracè, " the renowned lawyer and socio-political commentator Peter Loch Otieno said on Friday evening.

The screenshot of PLO Lumumba's post on Facebook. [Source Courtesy]

A majority of the Court of Appeal judges agreed with an earlier ruling by the High Court that the Building Bridges Initiative was an illegal project. They noted that the Kenyan head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta erred to initiate a popular process. On yhe question of whether the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was properly constituted, the judges differed. Sichale held the view that it was properly constitution while Tuiyott begged to differ.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga said that he would respect the decision of the Court of Appeal. He hinted at not appealing an unfavourable ruling, saying that if the judges throw out the initiative, his focus will shift to the 2022 campaigns.

The Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga gestures while making a speech. [Source Courtesy]

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