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Court of Appeal Gives Clarification on The BBI Ruling And Dims Uhuru And Raila's Hopes

The Court of Appeal has responded to a letter from the Linda Katiba lobby group seeking rectification of the court's final BBI Appeal ruling over claims that some sections were erroneous.

In its response, the Court, led by Justice Daniel Musinga, stated that the final ruling contained no errors and thus did not require any corrections.

According to Justice Musinga, the final ruling was in line with each judge's sentiments, so there is nothing to correct, as requested by the lobby group.

“I have been directed by Justice Musinga to inform you that there is no error in the final orders, and respectfully, no correction is required,” said Lorraine Ogombe, the Deputy Registrar of the Court of Appeal, in a letter to the lobby group.

Linda Katiba, one of the parties who opposed the BBI petition at the Court of Appeal, moved back to the court last week to seek a review of the judgment, arguing that some parts are incorrect and favor the state.

Morara Omoke, Smokef the lobby group's lawyers, argued that some sections of the final ruling presented to them did not match what the judges read while delivering the ruling.

The group used the issue of whether the proposed BBI referendum should be one main question or separate individual proposals as an example, noting that they believe there was an error in the total tally of judges who voted for and against the issue.

The group requested that the court review and revise the ruling to clear and avoid future appeals on the issue.

The Appellate Court's clarification dampens President Uhuru Kenyatta's and ODM Leader Raila Odinga's hopes of redeeming the BBI reggae at the Supreme Court, as they were counting on the error to make a comeback.

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