Tangatanga leaders are in celebration mood following the ruling by five-judge bench of the High Court declaring the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill unconstitutional.
On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the High Court of Kenya ruled that the BBI Constitution Amendment Bill violated the constitution and declared it null and void.
The judgement was delivered by judges Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Jairus Ngaah, Chacha Mwita and Teresia Matheka.
Soon after the ruling was made, the tangatanga leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto jumped into a celebration mood after the BBI Bill was rejected in court.
The following are some of the reactions made by leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto:
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria said the whole BBI process was a ‘fraud’.
“I am feeling some ki-happiness that I cannot explain. Any idea?”
“There was nothing really wrong with BBI except that it was a fraud. As I have been saying #FinishAndGo. We never had a constitutional moment. We had hubris of two unpopular men,” Kuria said.
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga who voted no for the BBI bill in the Senate said that she was proud to be on the right side of history.
“Proud to be on the right side of history. May the Almighty be praised,” Omanga said.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen lauded the judges for their ruling.
“When the history of Kenya is properly written, the contribution of Justices Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Jairus Ngaah, Chacha Mwita and Teresia Matheka will be written in golden letters. They are part of the few remaining Kenyan prophets who have not bowed down to Baal. God bless you.” Murkomen stated.
Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro also thanked the Judiciary for their stand declaring that a few people cannot make decisions for millions of Kenyans.
“Kenya is not a private property of a few overbearing families. They took our land and started thinking they own us. Thank you Judiciary. We cannot allow this regime to convert Kenya into a patrimonial state for self-enrichment. We are Africans and Africa is our business.” Nyoro said.
Nandi senator Samson Cherargei said the rule of law had been upheld by the landmark ruling.
“Fidelity, rule of law, justice served & Constitutionalism. There is hope for our beloved motherland. Justice be our shield and defender.” Cherargei stated.