The hearing of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill appeal case came to an end on Friday, July 2, 2021 where the pro-BBI Bill Kenya’s best advocates argued their cases.
The Court of Appeal President Daniel Musinga and judges; Patrick Kiage, Roselyn Nambuye, Hannah Okwengu, Gatembu Kairu, Fatuma Sichale and Francis Tuiyott listened to the BBI appeal case as the advocates representing both the Pro and Anti-BBI bill argued their cases.
The renowned senior counsel who is also the Siaya county Senator, James Orengo took to the stand on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 where he told the court that the five-bench High court judges that declared the BBI constitution as null and void, were wrong even before they made a ruling.
In his argument, Orengo claimed that the judges had imagined Kenyans were currently not being guided by the constitution. He also accused them of misinterpreting basic structure and sovereignty of the people.
Otiende Amollo who was also representing the Pr-BBI brigade in his submission argued that the 5-judge-bench of High Court that nullified the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill were confused.
He stated that the president was not the promoter of the BBI bill, rather it was BBI Secretariat Co-Chairs Junet Mohamed (right) and Dennis Waweru.
“The one thing the court does not do in their 300-page judgement is it fails to ask who are the promoters. BBI is an initiative promoted by Waweru and Junet authorized by IEBC to collect signatures,” Amollo stated.
Court of Appeal President Daniel Musinga stated that the court would issue a judgement on August 20, 2021.