BBI fight goes to the Supreme Court

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The BBI secretariat has resolved to move to the Supreme Court in its efforts to have the rulings of the High and Appellate courts labeling the process illegal and unconstitutional.

As promoters of the BBI Bill, the Dennis Waweru led secretariat says it has weighed the options, suggestions, and reasons since the Appeals court last Friday and has come to the conclusion that there is a need for the matter to proceed to the Supreme Court.

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The BBI Secretariat which was flanked by Raila Odinga’s personal lawyer Paul Mwangi said the BBI was supported by over 4 million Kenyans and the overriding sentiment was that the secretariat has to pursue the success of the project to its logical conclusion.

”We will be supporting the appeal by Attorney General at the Supreme Court on BBI. We believe the Supreme Court has a wider and more encompassing mandate than the High Court and the Court of Appeal,” Secretariat’s co-chair Dennis Waweru told the media, accompanied by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, Kajiado North’s Elijah Memusi, and Paul Mwangi who was the joint BBI Committee secretary.

Barely a day after Justice Daniel Musinga led bench at the Court of Appeal, Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki on August 22nd disclosed he was headed to the country’s Appex court. The three grounds of AG Kihara’s appeal are applicability of the basic structure doctrine, remit of constitutional amendment by popular initiative, and presidential immunity.

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