On Monday, May 17, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka cleared the air concerning his stance on the issue of the shocking ruling against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that was issued by the High Court on Thursday, May 13.
The former vice president claimed that he doesn’t agree with the Court’s judgement but respects the Court’s decision. He expressed his dissatisfaction with the judgement because he has been one of the forefront leaders pushing for the constitutional changes through the BBI.
Kalonzo further urged Kenyans to respect the Judiciary as an independent institution in the country. He insisted that there is right to appeal the decision at the Court of Appeal as dictated by the rule of law.
His statement serves as an advice to the rest of the BBI proponents, some of whom have castigated the five-judge bench for the unfair judgement against them. “Now the High Court’s decision stopped the BBI process. Personally, I do not agree with the judgement, but I cannot vilify the judges,” said Kalonzo in a statement.
The evening of Thursday, May 13, remains to be an awful evening to the BBI proponents after the High Court declared the BBI bill null and void.
This judgement came after a number of petitioners filed their petitions seeking the process to be stopped. The judges found the process in addition to the BBI taskforce as unconstitutional.
The following day which was Friday, May 14, through a press conference, the BBI Secretariat responded to the judgement which they termed as judicial activism. Led by the Co-chairs Junet Mohamed and Dennis Waweru, the team vowed to make an appeal at the Court of Appeal.
They further slammed the judges for making personalised attacks against president Uhuru Kenyatta. The Attorney General has already filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal.
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