Just days after BBI proponents led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga confirmed they will not be appealing the court of appeal verdict, an unlikely ally in city lawyer Morara Omoke appears to have joined the Raila-Uhuru bandwagon. The lawyer wants the Supreme Court to compel the country's top court in upholding the ruling by the High court that allows for multiple questions in a referendum as she wants each of the seventy-four proposed clauses for amendments to be voted for or against as a stand-alone.
Photo Courtesy. The last few days have not been the best for ODM leader Raila Odinga after his Attempt to amend the Constitution was halted by the Court of Appeal last week. The seven-judge bench ruled that the BBI was null and void since the Proponents did not follow the law during the entire process.
A city lawyer has moved to Supreme Court seeking to overturn a section of the judgment issued by the Court of Appeal on the Building Bridges Initiative. Lawyer Morara Omoke moved to the apex court on Tuesday, August 24, seeking to compel the country's top court to uphold an earlier ruling by the High Court that allows for multiple questions in a referendum.
Lawyer Morara Omoke has joined other BBI proponents in seeking clarification at the Supreme Court following the August 20th judgement by the Court of Appeal that the BBI process was unconstitutional. Omoke seeks to have the judges of the Supreme determine whether the Constitution under Article 257-10 requires the amendments to be treated as a form of separate referendum questions or multiple questions which will be subjected to a single referendum ballot paper.
[Photo courtesy] A young lawyer identified as Christian Andole caught many people attention after he appeared during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal case at the Court of Appeal. Christian stood out from the lawyers who were representing their clients as he was the youngest among them all nd more so his eloquence and confidence proved the mastery of his submission.
Morara Omoke is a lawyer by profession as well a certified public secretary according to his LinkedIn account. The lawyer has already moved to Supreme Court to compel Uhuru Kenyatta refund money that has been used on BBI including bribing MCA's across the country. Morara Omoke holds bachelor's degree in law from the University of Nairobi as well is a member of the law society of Kenya.
Supreme Court has called upon Economist David Ndii, the Linda Katiba Institute and all other Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) opponents to table their responses in a span of two weeks. The matter was mentioned on Monday October 4th at the Supreme Court chambers, where the respondents were advised to not only submit but also serve their responses after the Attorney General Paul Kariuki through the Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto filed an appeal last week against the ruling delivered on 20th August by the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that their ruling against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was not layered in errors. The president of the Court of Appeal, Daniel Musinga, has clarified that their judgement needs no rectification. Justice Musinga said there was no error or influence on how the judges voted for or against the proposed BBI referendum.
The Court of Appeal has reacted to a letter from the Linda Katiba lobby group, which requested that the court correct the final BBI Appeal judgement due to accusations that some sections were incorrect. The Court, led by Justice Daniel Musinga, responded that the final judgement included no errors and hence no need for changes.
Real promoter Morara Omoke has recorded a cross-advance in the Building Bridges Initiative case, endeavoring to have President Uhuru Kenyatta obliged to restrict public money spent by the BBI Steering Committee to Treasury. In reports seen by the Star, Omoke fights that High Court judges fail to decay an application that the President returns public sponsorships utilized in the sanctified change measure.
High Court Judge, Steve Ogolla, has cleared the air on why President Kenyatta will not be pressured to pay funds that were used in the entire BBI process. This comes at a time city Attorney, Morara Omoke, filed a petition with Court of Appeal urging the Government to reimburse the National Treasury all money spent on constitutional amendment bill 2020.
Linda Katiba, one of the parties who opposed the BBI petition at the Court of Appeal, filed an appeal last week, alleging that some aspects of the verdict are incorrect and favor the state. The lobby group, through its lawyer Morara Omoke, alleged that the judges read in delivering the judgement of 20 August 2021, some elements of the ultimate ruling that they received.
On Friday, during the fourth and last day of the BBI appeal hearing, lawyer Christian Andole sought the seven-judge panel to require President Uhuru Kenyatta to personally reimburse taxpayers' funds spent in the alleged illicit process. Morara Omoke, who is represented by Andole, filed a cross appeal in May challenging portions of the High Court verdict
In the appeal filed by lawyer Morara Omoke, the Supreme Court has been tasked with determining whether Article 257(10)requires an amendment to the constitution to be presented to voters in separate or distinct referendum questions or multiple amendments contained in a single referendum ballot papers.
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The Attorney-General and the Electoral Commission have appealed the Court of Appeal's ruling on the Building Bridges Initiative to the Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Morara Omoke, a lawyer, filed a notice of appeal. President Uhuru Kenyatta's attempt to change the Constitution was overturned by an appeals court, and the Attorney-General is appealing eight of the court's conclusions.
On the fourth and final day of the BBI appeal hearing on Friday, lawyer Christian Andole asked the seven-judge bench to order President Uhuru Kenyatta to kindly return the taxpayers' money used in the the Building Bridges Initiative process. Lawyer Andole was representing Morara Omoke, who petitioned the court against sections of the High Court judgment ruled on May.
Opposition aimed at the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) agenda is taking a new dimension on a daily basis. This is after the most recent appeal, that seeks to have President Uhuru Kenyatta paying back the taxpayers' money wasted on BBI campaigns. The new petition follows after the Five-bench judges' team failed to order Kenyatta to refund the cash.
The BBI appeal oral hearings, which ended yesterday, ushered in a new generation of young lawyers who demonstrated their abilities in front of a live audience. They were sassy, showy, and trendy, and their desire to dispel the stereotype that high-stakes legal matters are only for veterans was evident.
The Supreme Court has been petitioned to decide whether a Bill to amend the Constitution ought to situation one or multiple troubles, as struggle between the authorities and a collection of private citizens on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) begin taking shape on the pinnacle court.In the attraction filed by way of lawyer Morara Omoke, the Supreme Court has been tasked with figuring out whether Article 257 (10) requires an modification to the charter be supplied to the electorate in shape of separate and distinct referendum questions, or more than one amendments may be contained in a unmarried referendum ballot paper.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake brother Raila Odinga are in high expectetions that BBI will go through in the Appellate courts of Kenya, but as we we all know that it may work the other way round. And Even slightest probability should not be ignored. Firstly, a case has been filed at Court of Appeal against Uhuru to personally return all the public money used on BBI to the Kenya's treasury.