Deputy President William Ruto has issued a statement over the Court of Appeal’s ruling that declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill unconstitutional.
The seven-judge bench from the court of Appeal on Friday, August 20, 2021, upheld the High Court ruling which declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill null and void.
In his statement, Ruto thanked the Heavenly Father claiming that he has saved Kenyans from the unwanted Constitutional changes and the powerful politicians from destroying the constitution of Kenya.
“God, our Heavenly Father, has come through for Kenya and stopped the coalition of the known, the mighty, and the powerful from destroying our Constitution,” Ruto stated.
In his post that many people perceived to have directed to his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals Musalia Mudavadai (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya) and Gideon Moi (Kanu), DP Ruto praised the Hustler Nation narrative and his bottom up economic model.
“Our God, help the alliance of the unknown, the jobless, the hustlers and struggling farmers to now engineer our economy from bottom up,” Ruto said.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on his part said: “Congratulations to the judges, advocates, appellants, respondents, those who supported the process behind the scenes and all who contributed to the success of the process.”
“In the end, Kenya has won. Justice Be Our Shield and Defender. God bless Kenya and God bless us all.” he added.
In court, Siaya Senator James Orengo lauded the judges and his colleagues whom he stated had put all the effort in the BBI case.
Raila, through his official social media page, on his party stated that the ruling is not the end of the conversation but forms part of the continuing conversation on the future of the country.
He argued that the parties involved in the process will move and make their own decisions after the judgment. However, he resigned to fate saying it is time to move.
“It is likely that today’s Court of Appeal ruling is not the end of the conversation and the parties involved will each make their own decisions on how to proceed from the decision that has been delivered today. But we feel that we have to move on,” Raila stated.
“This is not an indication of our regard to this noble initiative. Far from that, we feel that we must now see the forest for the trees, and pursue the bigger goal of setting the rest of the issues facing this country right.”
“Without doubt, we shall deal with all the issues in the months and years that will unfold onwards,” Raila added.