Leaders weigh in on BBI ruling as Raila says it was not the destination

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ODM leader Raila Odinga and one of the proponents of the BBI welcomes the decision of the Court of Appeal to throw out the BBI. In a statement on Friday evening, the ODM leader says the BBI was not a destination but just part of a journey, in their efforts with the president, of trying to solve problems facing the country.

”The decision of the Court of Appeal is remarkable as it forms part of the continuing conversation on the future of this country and the significance of our new Constitution to the political culture we and the generations that will come after us will practice.

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“It is likely that today’s Court of Appeal ruling is not the end of the conversation and the parties involved will each make their own decisions on how to proceed from the decision that has been delivered today. But we feel that we have to move on.

For us, as we have state before, we shall engage only to the extent that circumstances will require. But we feel that we have to move on.

“This is not an indication of our regard to this noble initiative. Far from that, we feel that we must now see the forest for the trees, and pursue the bigger goal of setting the rest of the issues facing this country right. The Building Bridges Initiative was never a destination but a journey in an ever-evolving way of life.

“Without doubt, we shall deal with all the issues in the months and years that will unfold onwards,” Raila said in a statement.

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