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Stopping BBI Reggae : Economist David Ndii and 4 others file a petition in Court

16, Sep 2020

Economist David Ndii and 4 others have filed a petition in Court that could derail the Building Bridges Initiative, BBI. The five have moved to court to seek clarification on whether some aspects of the Kenyan constitution can be amended. The petition by Ndii, activist Jerotich Seii, James Ngondi, Wanjiru Gikonyo and Ikal Angelei seeks the intervention of the high court, to determine three key issues. The five, in the petition filed through Lawyer Nelson Havi argue about the sense in any amendment that can harm the basic structure of the constitution of Kenya 2010, adding that 'you can't cut your leg and expect to walk. The petition has outlined some chapters that it says cannot be amended through parliament or popular opinion. These are chapter one on sovereignty of the people and supremacy of the constitution, chapter two on the republic, chapter four on the Bill of Rights, Chapter Nine on the Executive and Chapter Ten on the Judiciary. The five petitioners also want the case certified as urgent. They have demanded that it be sent to Chief Justice David Maraga for him to constitute a bench to determine the issues raised.