Curious about-turn as Shollei now says BBI High Court ruling had some issues

Uasin Gishu County Women Representative Gladys Boss Shollei has, from the start, never shied away from the fact that she is a firm opponent of the BBI process and its consequent Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 byproduct. However, the former Chief Registrar of the Judiciary has now come out to make what will undoubtedly, not only cause many raised eyebrows, but also cast doubt on her political alliances, and whether perhaps she might be having a change of heart.

Gladys Shollei made the uncharacteristic remarks when she was speaking about the impending case at the Court of Appeal, where the pro-BBI team is expected to challenge the ruling by the High Court which declared the push unconstitutional.

Although the Uasin Gishu County legislator didn’t move so far away from her earlier position, her seeming to step back from her initial stand was curious.
She said that, in her view, the appeal case which was in the process of being presented to the higher court, stood some chance of success. Picking out a couple of rulings that she considered questionable, she decided to go with the issue of IEBC.

She said that she believed the Court of Appeal might overturn the ruling which declared that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission wasn’t properly constituted to conduct some of its legally mandated obligations.

Shollei was speaking while appearing on Citizen TV’s morning show Daybreak yesterday, which was hosted by Sam Gituku. She appeared alongside Tiaty member of parliament William Kamket, city lawyer Danstan Omari and Nyeri County Assembly Speaker, Hon. John Kaguchia.

Despite this surprising admission, Gladys Shollei then made a quick retreat, in an attempt to fortify her earlier position. She made it clear that although there was a chance of success for a number of issues that the five-member Judges bench ruled on, the main issues that touched on the constitutionality of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 would, in all likelihood, be upheld.

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    Written by Joshua Wanga




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