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BBI Appeal: AG Contests Verdict on President Impunity

The office of the Attorney General is seeking to reverse the verdict delivered at the Appellate Court that challenged the immunity of a sitting president.

AG through Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to elaborate the contentious “issue of basic structure doctrine with finality.” 

He argued that the president, like any other Kenyan citizen can trigger a popular initiative to amend the constitution.

In arguing his case, Ogeto stated that Judges of the Court of Appeal failed to consider the consequences of their finding when the Head of State who was elected on a platform of constitutional reforms finds himself cornered by a hostile parliament.

The office of the AG is the first appellant in the BBI appeal case. Other appellants are the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Morara Omoke. 

“In our view, the provision doesn’t discriminate between private citizens and public or state officers; the route is available to registered voters which includes the president,” Ogeto argued.

Ogeto further stated that the “Basic Structure Doctrine of the Constitution of Kenya is amendable.”

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