The Court of Appeal has today brought to a dead end, the famously talked about Building Bridges Initiative, which was a proposed constitutional amendment 2022. The ruling, as it has been made, has left President Uhuru the Happiest man as the head of state prepares to retire.
The Attorney General, Paul Kihara Kariuki has finally formally filed an appeal with the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal that outlawed the constitutional amendment process through the Conciliation Program (BBI). In his appeal, the Attorney General wants the Supreme Court to decide 11 issues that could revive the constitutional amendment process through the BBI.
Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni has called for the nullification of all by-elections held by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Photo: TUKO. The legislator who was once Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi's running mate when the two contested for presidency under the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 2013, said the recent Court of Appeal judges majority verdict that IEBC is not constitutionally constituted meant that all the decisions made by the commission needed to be deemed null and void to that effect.
After the Court of Appeal Judges comprising of Justices Fatuma Sichale, Patrick Kiage, Roselyn Nambuye, Daniel Musinga, Hannah Okwengu, Kairu Gatembe and Francis Tuiyott had successfully ruled out the Amendment Bill 2020 claiming it was unconstitutional, Null and Void, many questions come to my mind regarding the Constitutional Amendment by Popular Initiative.
Goodnews as details emerges what the Members of Parliament are doing to speed up the process of Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 popularly known as the Building Bridges Initiative. In a report via the Nation, it has been established that legislators allied to President Uhuru and his handshake partner Raila Odinga have already kicked off preparations of a new BBI bill majoring on shortening the timeline against the bill and lower threshold.
Linda Katiba Initiative have been campaigning against the Constitutional Amendment through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). The team is led by the former Justice Minister and NARC-Kenya party leader Hon Martha Karua and a host of other leaders. Yesterday,the president Uhuru Kenyatta who is on a tour of Nyanza ahead of the Madaraka Day celebrations rallied the people to support Building Bridges Initiative.
As today marks the final submission and hearing of the 2020 Constitutional Amendment Bill, (BBI)case at the Court of Appeal, Kenyans have experienced a courageous talk from the lawyers. Most of the respondents did not fear to expose and deconstruct President Uhuru Kenyatta and his role in trying to change the 2010 Constitution.
Through the Building Bridges Initiative, the Linda Katiba Initiative has been campaigning against the Constitutional Amendment (BBI). Hon Martha Karua, former Justice Minister and NARC-Kenya party leader, and several other leaders lead the team. The March 2018 handshake between former prime minister Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta yielded the Building Bridges Initiative.
County Government revenue allocation share from nationally raised revenue has continued attracting a hot debate.Amid the ongoing Constitutional Amendment process through the BBI, there has been hot debate concerning the proposed 35% revenue allocation to counties.
Super Tuesday It Was After 41 counties passing the Building bridges initiative constitutional bill, with most members of the county assemblies unanimously voting Yes, it is clear that we're headed for a referendum.
After being quashed by the High Court two weeks ago, the BBI Constitutional Amendment bill 2020 has suffered another big blow after being trashed a fresh by the biggest Church in Kenya, Catholic. In a viral statement urging politicians to respect the Judiciary and also upload the rule of the law, the Catholic Church has warned that the ongoing referendum push is badly polarising the Country, hence should be paused, forthwith.
Orange Democratic Party leader Raila Amollo Odinga in a terse statement has reiterated his earlier position that he will go along with the Court of Appeal ruling. ODM Party leader Raila Amollo Odinga. Raila, however, indicated that the Constitutional Amendment conversation was not over although his engagement going forward will be minimal.
The Court of Appeal brought to a dead end, the famously talked about Building Bridges Initiative, which was a proposed constitutional amendment 2022. The ruling, as it has been made, has left President Uhuru the Happiest man as the head of state prepares to retire.
When President Uhuru Kenyatta's controversial attempt to expand Kenya's executive body was rejected by the courts in May, it was a major impetus for one of the president's former allies to become a rival. William Ruto, Vice President of Kenya, vehemently opposed the controversial bill known as the Bridge Initiative (BBI).
Flooding social media in Kenya is non other than the Constitutional Amendment Bill (BBI) wrangles between High Court and BBI instigators whom appealed the previous Court's ruling.However, immediately the BBI 'Reggae' was stopped by the 5 bench Judge in the previous BBI petition judgement, DP Ruto himself alongside his comrades landed into rejoice and the same applied to Kenyan Citizens.
Photo Courtesy. The ongoing Constitutional Amendment talk Famously known as the BBI Bill has continued to elicit mixed reactions across the country with many Kenyans divided on whether to support the bill or not. The BBI Bill received a huge Blow last week after the high court ruling on the legitimacy of the BBI process.
The controversial 2020 Constitutional Amendment Building Bridges Initiative BBI Bill is still gaining new twist a day after another.It has also attracted much criticism especially from the Hustler movement led by the Deputy President William Ruto.They claim that the bill has many weaknesses than the strength; lacking popular initiative and it's not targeting to benefit the public.
Following yesterday's historic high court ruling that termed the disputed BBI Constitutional Amendment bill unconstitutional, null and void, Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri is facing mass ridicule from Kenyans and fellow MPs.Kimani Ngunjiri and Moses Kuria were among the key Members of Parliament who were strongly opposing the said bill.
On Thursday, May 13, a five-judge bench constituted by former CJ David Maraga to determine eight consolidated BBI petitions accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of breach of the constitution, an impeachable offence.The judges listed several reasons that the head of state flouted in the whole BBI process including initiating a constitutional change through a popular initiative.
The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) keeps a record and it is now clear the confirmed counties that have endorsed it are 41 counties out of the 42 that listed it as of Wednesday 24th February 2021.