It is a huge relief for president Uhuru Kenyatta and the former prime minister Raila Amollo Odinga as the supreme court of Kenya gives a new directions regarding the BBI initiative. The court has issued a fresh directions on how they will start the hearing process of the initiative filling the appeal that was made by the,attorney general.
Today the supreme court resumed the hearing of contentious Building Bridges initiative document after Attorney General and IEBC appealed the rulling of the appellate court. In a bizarre incident, Martha Karua and her group storm out of the court. Taking to her official Twitter handle, Martha tweeted "We walked out of Supreme Court Kenya judiciary BBI appeal after the court made a decision to exclude our clients the 74th,75th &76th respondents from highlighting their submissions"
Supreme Court issues fresh directives on BBI hearing. The BBI was for a long time the focus of all politicians. But since the court out ruled it as being unconstitutional, many thought it was the end of it. But today, the Supreme Court has issued new directives to be used in the hearing of a petition that was filed to challenge the August 2021 ruling by the court of Appeal on the BBI.
The Supreme Court will from Tuesday January 18 hold a three-day sitting over the Building Bridges Initiative appeal that was submitted by the Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, IEBC and Lawyer Morara Omake after High Court and Court of Appeal termed its process as unconstitutional. Giving a detail report on what Kenyans should expect, Constitutional Lawyer Charles Kanjama said that the seven judges of the Supreme Court will be expected to be on the bench, with a ray of lawyers representing the three petitioners giving their submissions.
Quick Facts: The constitutional amendments were proposed by a task force constituted by President Uhuru Kenyatta after a collaboration agreement with Mr. Raila Odinga. The said initiative was thrown out by the Appellate court after it termed the entire exercise flawed, unconstitutional, null, and void.
The Supreme Court has issued new guidelines that will be used in the hearing of a petition challenging the Court of Appeal's verdict on the Building Bridges Initiative from August 2021. (BBI). The petition was submitted in September 2021 by Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), with the AG disputing eight decisions of the Appellate Court that revoked the attempt to change the Constitution. On the other side, the IEBC is contesting findings related
Time as a factor has featured in the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative BBI appeal at the supreme Court. Last week the court ordered that the Appellants will be given 45 minutes and others 15 minutes to give their submissions. However on Tuesday 18 January, Former Attorney General Githu Muigai appearing on the IEBC side agured that the time given was not enough.
It has emerged that the parties that will make their presentations in the BBI appeal hearing starting tommorow,have not agreed on the time given by the Supreme Court for every party to the appeal. According to reports,parties from both sides(Appellants and Respondents)have written letters to the Deputy Registrar of Supreme Court,expressing their dissatisfaction with the time allotted or their exclusion from the list of the main parties who will submit to the court.
The Supreme Court will hear the case to resurrect BBI tomorrow. BBI, dubbed Reggae by supporters, began in March 2018 with a symbolic handshake between Uhuru and Raila at the President's Harambee House office. The process, however, hit roadblocks along the way when the High Court sitting in Nairobi ruled that it was unconstitutional.
Today 18 January marks the start of hearing for the Building Bridges Initiative BBI at the supreme Court. Appellants joined in together with there lawyers. Attorney General Kivutha Kibwana, President Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Former Attorney General Githu Muigai all fighting on one side to overturn the ruling made by the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
The BBI hearing has officially kicked off this morning at the Supreme Court. The hearing set to be heard for the next 3 days will see about 80 appellants’ petitions joined into one. The supreme court had issued tough guidelines as the hearing starts such as only two counsels per party will be allowed to address the court due to the covid-19 protocols.
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.”
James Orengo has been known to be among the few Kenyans who have proven to be acquainted with the law with its fullness. This was proven today when he challenged the current Chief Justice in her ruling on time allocation during her opening statement. Orengo making his submission According to James Orengo who quotes some of the appeals that included those of India and Quatamala, Orengo challenged the bench not to consider time as a factor in their rush to make to make decision on the BBI.
The case of the Building Bridges Initiative was scheduled to be heard before the Supreme Court, with both the appellants and respondents defending their positions. Drama allegedly erupted after Martha Karua resorted to social media to claim that they had walked out of court because the judges had denied their respondents the opportunity to speak out in defense of their presentations.
BBI report is set to be heard from 18th to 20th with both camps fighting hard to win the case. It's clear as things stand both the appellants and others are fighting hard to ensure they win the case at the Supreme Court which will make the final decision.
The supreme court of Kenya has given new orders about the BBI program, which is a big relief for President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga. The court has provided new instructions on how the hearing procedure for the initiative filling the appeal filed by the Attorney General will begin.
Constitution Amendment Bill (2020) commonly known as Building Bridge Initiative was put to an end when high court judges declared it unconstitutional, null and void. On August 20, 2022 Court of Appeal upheld high court ruling dealing a major blow to Raila Odinga and other BBI proponents.
The Supreme Court has now issued fresh directives that will be used in the hearing of a petition challenging the decision by the Court of Appeal on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in August 2021. According to relevant sources, the petition was filed by the Attorney General Mr. Paul Kihara Kariuki and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in September 2021.
It will be 15 years behind the bar after the High Court upheld the sentence given to the man after he was found guilty of defiling his 7-year-old niece. He was first handed the sentence on July 8, 2018, after he was charged with attempted incest. Upholding the sentence, Justice Asenath Ongeri stated the trial court was right in convicting the appellant for the defilement case.
Appellant Court rules that Sonko has been out of office for over 10 months and is no longer Nairobi Governor, paves way for Ann Kananu to be sworn in. The court of Appeal had earlier stopped the swearing in of Deputy Governor of Nairobi County. This was followed be an appeal by her former boss, Mike Sonko, who challenged a High Court decision that dismissed his claim for reinstatement to office.