A few days ago, 5 High Court Judges made a strong ruling against the Building Bridges Initiative bill. This news was welcomed by most of the Kenyans but it agitated the political class especially the handshake team.
Some of the politicians went ahead to issue direct threats to the 5 Judges saying their ruling was more political and wasn't based on the law. After that disappointment, they vowed to appeal the decision at the Court of Appeal.
One of the things Judges cited is that it was unconstitutional for President Uhuru Kenyatta to initiate a Popular Initiative and he had gone against Chapter 6 of the constitution. He had also violated the 2010 Constitution by setting up an illegal steering Committee to initiate Constitutional amendments.
This was grounds enough to have President Uhuru impeached by Members of Parliament. The tangatanga wing had started to claim that the Head of State should be impeached. But with the current appeal by Attorney General Paul Kihara, they will have to wait for the verdict of the Court of Appeal.
According to the Reports by Nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed three lawyers who will represent him at the Court of Appeal to try and overturn the ruling by the High Court which makes a strong basis for his impeachment.
Seasoned Lawyers Waweru Gatonye, Desterio Oyatsi, and Mohammed Nyaoga have been selected by President Uhuru Kenyatta to try and save his face at the Court of Appeal. If the High Court judgment is overturned then he will be safer from impeachment.
On the other hand, Raila Odinga chose the ODM rebels James Orengo the Siaya Senator and Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo to try and salvage the BBI bill. This is very weird because they had faulted the document and named the illegal proposals.
Meanwhile, what is your take? Drop your comments.
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