A source close to State House has revealed that president Uhuru Kenyatta, through the Attorney General has moved to Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal ruling that declared BBI bill null void.
Many political pundits have termed the move as a plan to a see referendum conducted, which will then block DP Ruto's growing political influence in Kenya.
Uhuru Kenyatta's legal advisor, who doubles as the Attorney General Paul Kihara has now moved to the Supreme Court in a bid to overturn the ruling by the Court of Appeal that stopped the process to amend the 2010 Kenyan Constitution through the Building Bridges Initiative.
In documents seen by Citizen TV and this channel, which were filed in court by Solicitor General Ken Ogeto, Uhuru Kenyatta's men wants the Supreme Court count to throw away the August 20th ruling by the Appellate Court judges.
The president's men have listed ten thematic areas as grounds for appeal to the Court of appeal ruling.
Some of them include the court's decision on the basic structure doctrine, popular initiative, public participation and creation of new constituencies among others.
In his appeal documents, Attorney General Paul Kihara also wants the 7-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Martha Koome to review the decision by the Court of Appeal on the questions of presidential immunity, quorum of IEBC in verification of BBI signatures supporting the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 and the adequacy of a legal infrastructure to support the voter verification exercise in the coming general election.
Kihara also wants the Supreme Court judges to reconsider the ruling by the Appellate Court judges about the issue of single or multiple referendum questions.
The AG also wants the Supreme Court to review the ruling on how voter registration relates to holding of a referendum and who ought to have been included as BBI promoters.
It should be known that in August judgement, the the Court of Appeal judges ruled out that the president cannot initiate any form of Constitutional amendment through popular initiative because he does not fall under category of the general public, popularly known as Wanjiku.
The judges in the Court of Appeal judges also ruled that President Uhuru Kenyatta violated the 2010 Constitution by initiating amendment to the constitutional.
The judges also issued a permanent injunction, barring the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission from conducting a referendum on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020, popularly known as BBI.
Several political analysts have termed the move by Uhuru Kenyatta's legal advisor and right hand men as a move to block DP Ruto from succeeding the president after Uhuru's term comes to an end.
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