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BBI team reveals their next move after the High Court’s ruling on BBI Bill

Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Team led by its Secretariat Chairman Junet Mohammed have vowed to appeal for the ruling made by a five-bench High Court judges over the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.

On Thursday evening, May 13, 2021, the High Court of Kenya through a five-bench Judges had ruled that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill is unconstitutional.

In a press briefing on Friday, May 14, 2021 Junet stated that they respect the decision by the High Court but they would set up a legal team to look into the matter and appeal for the ruling. He assured Kenyans that all is not lost.

“As law abiding leaders, we respect the decision of the courts but we don’t agree with it.

“We are setting up a legal team to look into and appeal the ruling. In the meantime, we assure all Kenyans who believe in the BBI and its promise not to give up. It’s not over yet,” Junet stated.

The BBI Secretariat Chairman expressed his surprise over the ruling claiming that the court indicated that the task-force was properly and legally constituted in its earlier ruling.

He alleged that a section of political class and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) had tried to stop Kenyans from having their say on the BBI by way of a referendum.

“These are beneficiaries of the status quo who are determined to stand on the way of reforms. This is an unholy marriage between Tanga tanga, civil society and a section of the judiciary.

“We note the celebration of the ruling by politicians and civil society operators who have dismissed BBI from the word go. These politicians ignore the fact that 4 million Kenyans signed the BBI amendment bill,” Junet said.

Junet further stated that the ruling focused on the taskforce and deliberately ignored the secretariat and promoters of the bill.

“We will fight to the bitter end for that dream to be realised. We need your support so that more money can go to the Counties, we need your support so that we can end election violence, we need your support so that we can end corruption in our Country.

“We need your support so that we can fight corruption and so that we can have shared prosperity. This are not political issues but daily life and death issues affecting millions of our people,” he stated.

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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