Controversial economist David Ndii now says that ODM leader Raila Odinga’s involvement in the push for constitutional changes is why the entire push was anulled by the courts.
Raila was the co-founder of the push for referendum, alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta. The push sought to among others, expand the executive to introduce new slots.
Both the High and appellate courts have rejected the process, terming it unconstitutional and unprocedural, ruling that it cannot proceed and must be shelved.
Ndii says that the judges realized that it was being used by Raila to force himself into power, after establishing that he is willing to do anything for leadership, however illegal.
“The bribery did not work. They saw through a man who will not let anything, even the constitution, stand between him and power,” he said on Tuesday.
He spoke in a tweet, during an exchange with ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, who had challenged his observation on the matter, maintaining that the push was okay.
But Ndii, one of those who moved to court to block the process, maintains that the verdict was right and that they have nothing against changing the law but how it is done.
He says that a referendum is still possible and will always be, as long as the right procedure is followed by those pursuing the changes.
This comes at a time when allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila are reported to have picked 52 suggestions of the BBI which they plan on implementing through parliament.
Attorney General Paul Kihara has also hinted at challenging the ruling at the Supreme Court, even as Raila says it’s time to move on.
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