Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has stated that he would have represented Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga in court if Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was constitutional.
Speaking during an interview in one of the local media on Monday 17, 2021, Havi alleged that he tried advising Raila on the legality of the BBI documents in vain.
“As Raila’s lawyer I tried telling (Baba) Raila that the document had no basis but he did not listen to me, Where are Baba’s lawyers in this enterprise,” Havi said.
The LSK President noted that all the lawyers who used to present Raila in court while on genuine causes are nowhere to be seen because they all knew that the BBI bill is not legal.
“If Baba is perusing genuine cause in Court you will see James Orengo, Otiendi Amolo and Nelson Havi at all flagging him, if is not then whoever is flagging this must be flagging a dead horse,” Havi stated.
This comes a few days after a five-judge bench of the High Court declared the BBI process, which was initiated by Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta, unconstitutional, null and void.
After the court judgment on Saturday, May 15, when Raila broke the silence and expressed his disappointment with the bench’s decision, he indicated the intention to appeal the judgment.
“Our constitution provides the right of appeal of a decision with which one feels aggrieved. That is precisely what we intend to do with the ruling of the five-judge bench on the BBI bill…..We will do so with sobriety and with respect for our judges and courts,” Raila stated.