The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Secretariat has announced support for the Attorney General’s resolution to file an appeal at the Supreme Court.
This comes after the nullification of the BBI by the Court of Appeal last week.
According to BBI Secretariat co-chairpersons Junet Mohamed and Denis Waweru, at least 4.2 million Kenyans supported the BBI.
“The initiative had the support of over four million Kenyans. Their overriding sentiment is that we must pursue this matter to the very end,” they affirmed.
The two are asking that the Supreme Court sheds light on the Basic Structure Doctrine.
“We feel that as it is, the Judiciary has amended the Constitution of Kenya and written processes into it that Kenyans did not discuss or vote on.”
The Secretariat argued that equating BBI to the multiparty politics of the 1990s, the Supreme Court has the ultimate power when addressing topics of crucial national concern.
“We believe that the two lower courts failed to appreciate the delicate balance needed in resolving an issue like the one before us and that only the Supreme Court judges have both the vocation and the mandate to do so.”
The Secretariat noted that the Court of Appeal made some key positive announcements, unlike the High Court’s settlement.
It added that the judgement validated the constitutionality of the BBI Taskforce and BBI Steering Committee.
By Everlyne Bosibori