The ongoing BBI ruling at the Court of Appeal has made Kenyans remain glued to their respective Television sets as they watch the proceedings. The BBI Appeal case has seen Senior Counsels including James Orengo, Nelson Havi and former Attorney General, Githu Muigai argue out there cases in previous Court proceedings.
The Building Bridges Initiative promoters had projected that the country would head into a referendum last month, president Kenyatta later pushed forward the projected month to August after extensive consultation. Unfortunately at camp Ruto's benefit, the supreme court today evening ruled that the ruling concerning the BBI petition will be delivered on 20th this month at 9AM.
It is barely one month since the hearing of the Building Bridges Initiative Case was heard a the Court of Appeal after successful judgement by the High Court that ruled the Bill unconstitutional, null and void. The people of Kenya are waiting for the Court of Appeal judges to give their response after diligent analysis of the submissions of both Appellants led by Senior Counsel James Orengo, Githu Muigai and Otiende Amolo who unanimously supported the Constitutional Amendment by the Amendment Bill 2020 challenging the verdict of the High Court.
Lawyer, Prof. Githu Muigai now says he has never seen a case like the current unrest at the Court of Appeal in his service line for the last three years, adding that, no one wanats to agree with the other to an extend of forgetting the will of Kenyans.
When it comes to great minds in Kenya, the legal profession offers some of the best brains we can ever think of. This has been seen everytime they have stood their ground to offer legal assistance to all their clients in court matters. Whilst the profession has a lot of persons, some have escalated into what we can call the hall of Fame by offering the best when it comes to representation of their clients in the court of law.
After a four days hearing at the Court Of Appeal , the seven-judges bench decided to take 49 days to come up with much awaited ruling. This is after the bench declined a request to give an early ruling. Both parties' lawyers presented impassioned arguments during the session.
On Friday while giving his last responses and submissions to before the seven judges of the Court of Appeal concerning BBI petition, the former Attorney General Githu Muigai called upon the court to consider giving their verdict on an early date, a move that Daniel Musinga dismissed. In his argument, Githu claimed that the IEBC was under timelines, and hence delaying the verdict would inconvenience the electoral commission.
[Photo|Courtesy] A section of Kenyans have today reacted ahead of tomorrow's Court ruling on Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill which was earlier termed null and void by seven bench high court judges. President Uhuru and Raila together with their lawyers, James Orengo, Otiende Amolo, Githu Muigai who represented IEBC in particular among others had filed for an appeal in the court of Appeal led by justice Daniel Musinga.
Orengo, Otiende Amollo and Havi Make their way to Court of Appeal as Uncertainty Looms BBI on Appeal
Stakes are high ahead of today’s BBI appeal which is expected to shape up Kenyan politics beginning today. Senior lawyers across the nation have already made their way to the court of appeal to listen to the final decision of the courts in regards to an appeal that was presented before the court by Uhuru and Raila Odinga.
Key opposition politicians could join President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration in an imminent Cabinet reshuffle intended to push out Deputy President William Ruto’s loyalists. A court in Nyeri has ruled that the Inspector-General of Police (IG) and his deputy violated a police officer’s rights after transferring him six times to different police stations in a span of two years
Lawyers who appealed the High Court of Kenya ruling led by Senator James Orengo, Otiende Amollo and Githu Muigai are already in court waiting for the court of appeal ruling. The others in court are Nelson Havi and the team that wants BBI completely crashed. Both teams argued their case at the court of appeal and are looking forward for a positive ruling from the court of appeal that favours their way.
The promoters of the Building Bridges Initiative had projected that the country would head into a referendum in August this year, but president Kenyatta later pushed forward the projected month to August after extensive consultation from various stakeholders and advisors However, in what has been seen as a benefit to DP William Ruto's camp, the court of appeal judges on the evening of Friday 2nd July ruled out that the final ruling of all the BBI petitions will delivered on 20th July at 9AM.
Daniel Musinga, President of the Court of Appeal, has announced the date on which the appellate court will rule on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) case. The hearing in the BBI case began this week on Tuesday and ended on Friday. Musinga stated that the Seven-Judge Bench will need 50 days to rule.
Former Attorney General, Githu Muigai who is among the senior counsels representing President Uhuru Kenyatta on the BBI Appeal case has finally alleged on how a "weak" lawyer can easily be identified based on his presentation in a Court of Law. The former Attorney General of Kenya took a slight dig towards the lawyers opposed to BBI.
The Court of appeal has been busy hearing petitions that has been filed in Court by various appellants to oppose the decision of the High Court to reject the Constitutional amendments bill 2020 popularly known as the building bridges initiative (BBI). The Judges termed the process as unconstitutional, null and void and went ahead to stop the independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) from holding any referendum on the matter.
Formally closing submissions for the BBI Appeal on Friday the President of the Court of Appeal Justice Daniel Musinga set the date for judgment as 20th August 2021. Justice Daniel Musinga. The ruling technically puts 'Reggae' on hold and also raises doubts about whether the process of the referendum can resume in time for the 2022 General Elections.
The just concluded Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal has drawn the attention of almost everyone in the country. From the team of top legal minds in Kenya that lined up to the defense and for the bill, to the outstanding judges who are set to determine the fate of the BBI reggae.
The bench of seven judges hearing the BBI appeal said it would take 50 days to render a judgment. The president of the Court of Appeal, Daniel Musinga, said they would hand down the sentence within seven weeks from today, August 20. The August 2022 general election is fast approaching and election experts have warned that the plebiscite is no longer sustainable.
Yesterday saw the completion of a 5-day court battle between parties against and pro the Building Bridges Initiative bill with the matter now rests in the hands of the seven-judge bench. Kenyans will now eagerly wait for the verdict which will be issued on August 20th. In my opinion, all signs indicate that the court of appeal will disapprove Raila's common phrase of 'nobody can stop reggae' and inflict a painful blow to the handshake partners.
It is so saddening to see the Kenyan entrepreneurs suffering in the hands of the officers who are unable to do their jobs efficiently while drawing the monthly salaries from Kenyans for work not done. To get the company linked to your e citizen account or to effect changes to your company through the directors or business owners account can take up to six months at review section before it is allocated to the relevant officer to work on it and after allocation it takes another one month totaling to seven months or even more.