Mudavadi speaks on Court of Appeal judgement on BBI
Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has called on Kenyans to abide by the court of appeal ruling on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proposals.
Mudavadi called on Kenyans to shift focus on pressing matters like the recovery of the economy and how to manage the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on livelihoods.
‘’ANC abides by the court of appeal ruling and unanimously as a united people focus for we cannot leave a dream forever, we have to wake up from the dream and move on,’’ Mudavadi said
Mudavadi further said that Kenyans should re-start a proper conversation in trying to salvage what is useful in the BBI arrangement after the Court of Appeal ruling declared the BBI process unconstitutional.
He noted that Kenya was a democracy built on the basic tenets of separation of powers, respect for the rule of law and independence of the Judiciary, which affirms the confidence Kenyans have in the Judges in interpreting the law.
‘’ANC is convinced that whereas the court points at some sticky issues in the proposed Bill, there are equally very useful proposals for our nation and people can salvage,’’ Mudavadi posed
The ANC leader also took the opportunity to urge President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider full focus on the fight and management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mudavadi asked the President to relocate funds that had been intended for the BBI campaign and referendum vote to the acquisition of enough vaccines for Kenyans.
The Court of Appeal today upheld the High Court judgment that nullified the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Referendum Bill process.
In their judgement, the 7-judge bench agreed that the BBI process was a presidential initiative and not a popular initiative as submitted to the court by the defence team.
The seven judges were: Court of Appeal President Daniel Musinga, Justices Hannah Okwengu, Patrick Kiage, Fatuma Sichale, Gatembu Kairu, Roselyne Nambuye and Francis Tuiyo