Photo Courtesy. The infamous constitution amendment bill 2020 suffered a permanent blow after the court of appeal upheld the High Court ruling on the illegitimacy of the amendments. The courts established that the BBI steering committee was unconstitutional and that nothing legitimate can come out of it. They also ruled that the President cannot initiate a constitution-making process under the current constitution thus making the entire process null and void.
Building bridges Initiative came into existence after the reunion of president Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. They came up with a Committee that went across the country collecting the views of Kenyans over the constitution change. It emerged that the Committee was using taxpayers money to conduct its business.
Yesterday the Court of Appeal dealt the BBI Proponents a major blow after it upheld the nullification of the Building Bridges Initiative. The move is still eliciting mixed reactions across the political divide. While issuing a press statement to the media yesterday, Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga accepted the ruling and revealed that it was time for the country to move on.
Senator Kithure Kindiki Reaction after the BBI Proponents Move to Supreme Court, Says they are Ready
Barley few weeks after the Court of Appeal declared that the decision by the High Court Judges to nullify the Building Bridges Initiative bill process was unconstitutional a move which was not received we'll by the proponents of the report. Now the proponents led by the Attorney General have now taken the battle to save the report to Supreme Court of Kenya in an attempt to overturn the ruling by the court of appeal which saw the BBI ruling by the High Court upheld.
Photo Courtesy. The BBI reggae was temporarily stopped after the High Court Judges ruled that the BBI was null and void. The High Court established that the President cannot initiate a constitution-making process under the current constitution. The judges also noted that the BBI steering committee was unconstitutional and that nothing legitimate can come out of it.
Building bridges Initiative came after the relationship between the president and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. A task force was formed and went across the country collecting vies of kenyans that led to formation of a referendum bill. Some stakeholders were not happy with the process at all.
Edward Kisiang'ani has dared BBI Proponents where he has told them that the time of hard questions has now arrived. He has asked BBI Proponents to explain to him and the country how they will achieve inclusivity, national cohesion and non- divisive elections by renaming Cabinet Secretaries and cabinet ministers as BBI report has done. Kisiang'ani does not understand how the aim of uniting the country can be achieved in such a way,he is even worried if it is true kenyans participated in giving ideas to what is
The second in command is calling for a consensus about the BBI report. According to him, some provisions in the report do not improve lives of ordinary citizens. He gave an example of introduction of Prime minister and it's two deputies. Dr Ruto said that introduction of these posts whose occupancies are to be appointed by the President will not solve the problems of the 'winner takes all.' DP Ruto and his allies have vowed that they may be for to oppose the report if the proponents do not accept dialogue in
The the March,2018 handshake between president Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga resulted to building bridges Initiative. A task force was formed and it went across the country collecting the views of Kenyans on constitution amendment. The process was delt a big early May this year when a five-bench judge of the High Court Declared the whole process unconstitutional null and void.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Honourable Raila Odinga launched the second BBI report on 26th November this year. They urged people to support the report as it will solve some of the problems that are facing kenyans. To speak with one voice, the BBI Proponents organised BBI retreat in Naivasha. After the meeting those leaders who are allied to BBI Proponents agreement unimously to support the report. They vowed that they will not allow any amendments to the report. However, serious issues have been raised by leaders
BBI Proponents courtesy Facebook Former presidential candidate Mwalimu Abduba Dida has raised concerns to Kenyans about the Building Bridges Initiative BBI drive. His statement comes after the BBI Proponents led by president Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga showed all signs that they are indeed determined to pass the drive. On his statement the politician has questioned the real intention of the constitutional amendment through BBI. He said the BBI proponents seems to be determined to pass
The BBI Proponents were dealt a huge blow in their bid for referendum before the next year's general election. This's after the high court ruling that the whole constitutional amendment process was null and void. It has been revealed that the BBI Proponents are set to launch to pass some bills through the parliament should BBI fail in the judicial process.
The BBI Proponents had proposed the creation of 70 new Constituencies across the country. The 2010 consititution gives the IEBC the mandate of establishing new Constituencies at the same time it limits the IEBC from tempering with boundaries one year to general election. The whole reguires funds to do survey and other analysis.