Mudavadi’s mixed signals; ANC leader now criticises BBI Court ruling, after calling for Ruto’s inclusion

Since the five-member Judges bench made the historical ruling last week which declared the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 null and void, the Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has sent mixed signals, and in the process, confused both his friends and foes.

Over the weekend, just after the High Court ruling, Mudavadi said that although the court ruling had dealt a major blow to all BBI proponents, it had a silver lining of sorts. He said that this setback might just happen to give the BBI stakeholders a chance to start the process afresh, and this second time round, include all who had been excluded.

This was an open reference to William Ruto whose allies have previously complained of him being sidelined in the whole process.
However, now, Musalia has appended his signature on a document by other One Kenya leaders who have expressed reservations concerning the High Court ruling.

In a statement signed by the alliance co-principals, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang’ula, Gideon Moi and Kalonzo Musyoka, they nevertheless urged Kenyans to be patient, demanding that they show restraint and obedience in the face of Court rulings as a sign of faith in the rule of law. Despite this reconciliatory tone, they also urged Kenyans to wait for the appeal process.
They expressed hope that the Appellate court will uphold the need for the process to continue.

They also spoke about the Corona virus, expressing concerns over a potential breakout of a fourth wave of Covid-19 in the month of July and called on the Health ministry to intensify mass testing and vaccination.

The principals also regretted the devastating effects of floods across the country that have led to the loss of lives and destruction of property, calling upon the relevant authorities to put in place urgent measures to curb the situation.
They also called upon the government to intensify the distribution of subsidized seeds and fertilizer to farmers to take advantage of the ongoing rains.

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    Written by Joshua Wanga



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