Last evening, the High Court delivered a blow to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process after shooting it to the ground.
It took the five-judges bench more than two hours to explain to the country just why the BBI is illegal.
Some of the talking points from the ruling include the fact that the verification of the BBI signatures was conducted illegally since the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) does not currently have a quorum to conduct any form of official business.
The judges went further to rule that it would make more sense to present the BBI for voting during the anticipated referendum on a clause by clause basis, instead of forcing Kenyans to vote for the document in its entirety.
At the end of it all, the judges declared the BBI as null and void, sending its opposers into celebrations.
Its proponents, on the other hand, cannot wait for Monday to lodge an appeal, since today is a public holiday.
There are two more available courts to overturn the High Court decision: The Appellate Court and the Supreme Court.
The big question is, in a country where court orders seem to mean nothing to the government, does what the court decides on the BBI really matter, given that it is the initiative of the most powerful man in the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Ruto’s Late Night Message Raises Mixed Reactions After High Court Judge’s Stopped ‘Reggae’
Yesterday evening, Kenyans were shocked after a 5 bench judge rejected the Building Bridges Initiative terming it as unconstitutional, null, and void.
This comes barely a week after the bill was unanimously passed in parliament and was now set for its final stages.
The judges ruled that the President cannot use a popular initiative (Article 257) to amend the Constitution.
President Uhuru, Raila’s Possible Move Revealed After The High Court Stopped BBI Reggae
A number of leaders especially from Deputy President William Ruto’s camp have been celebrating the latest ruling by the High Court over the BBI process.
A section of leaders from Raila Odinga-led ODM and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s side have however come out to say that those lauding the ruling that nullified the BBI process should not be too quick to celebrate.
Political analyst Herman Manyora has revealed a possible action that President Uhuru and Raila could take after the ruling by a five-judge bench.
Celebration Cut Short In Ruto’s Camp On BBI Ruling As Jubilee Party DSG Announces The Following move
Deputy President William Ruto Allies took to social media to celebrate the ruling that was made by the high court on the Building Bridges Initiative report.
Just a few moments after the ruling, Elgeiyo Marakwet senator Honorable Kipchumba Murkomen took to his Twitter handle to celebrate, thanking the judiciary for standing with Kenyans.
Soy member of Parliament Honorable Kositany was not left behind too in celebrating the victory.
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