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Will The BBI be Back Again? Lawyer To Move to Supreme Court to Challenge Appeal Verdict on BBI


The President of the Court of Appeal Justice Daniel Musinga lead a seven judge bench on ruling over the Building Bridges Initiative ( BBI ) which was mainly campaigned for by President Uhuru and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The BBI ruling from the judges was declared null and void as it violates certain certain components of our constitutional basic structure.


According to judge Musinga, the President has no authority to under the constitution to initiate any changes and that a constitutional amendment can only be implemented by Parliament through a parliamentary initiative under article 256 of the constitution. The steering committee for BBI had no legal capacity to initiate constitutional changes and that the verification of signatures in support for constitutional amendments referendum made by IEBC was declared illegal, null and void. This is because the exercise violates section (6) and (11) of the statutory Instruments act 2013.

Raila Odinga has broken his silence on BBI ruling saying that it was not a destination but a journey in an ever evolving way of life.

The BBI Reggae is not fully dead as there are plans to see whether it can be back again. According to The Nation the solicitor general Kennedy Ogeto is planning to move to the Supreme court to challenge appeal verdict on BBI.

Kennedy Ogeto.[Photo|Courtesy]

Kennedy highlights that he does not agree with the ruling from the judges from the Court of Appeal hence a comprehensive analysis from the court of Appeal is required for him to proceed to the court of Appeal.

"We do not agree with the reasoning of the court that the current constitution does not provide such that it was necessitated the application of the basic structure doctrine. We have affirmed through that chapter 15 of the constitution provides………

We are not persuaded that the President cannot initiate the constitutional changes. This process was not initiated by the President. The process was initiated by the BBI promoters…On the reasoning we see from the written document from the judges, it’s a matter we take this to the Supreme Court." He said.

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