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Legislators call on BBI proponents to embrace verdict

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By Grace Ng’ang’a | August 24th 2021
Laikipia Woman Rep Cate Waruguru and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir [File]

Laikipia Woman Rep Cate Waruguru and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir have urged Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proponents to accept the Court of Appeal judgement.

Waruguru said it was now time for leaders to put their differences aside and work on uniting the country ahead of next year’s General Election.

“I call upon all leaders to work together. Let the spirit of the handshake keep going. We need to see other leaders coming together and shaking hands for the sake of the country,” she said.

She said BBI had flopped because of lack of inclusion, adding that it was not a people-driven process. “I was one of the proponents of BBI. It was a good initiative but the people who let the process down were the leaders,” Waruguru said.

Nassir said the Judiciary demonstrated independence and professionalism in the BBI judgement.

He said ODM leader Raila Odinga was on the forefront of agitating for constitutional amendments which gave birth to an independent Judiciary that has demonstrated impartiality in discharging justice.

“What we are seeing today is actually the hard work and dedication of the likes of Raila having agitated for constitutional review,” he said. He added that they had heeded calls by Raila to move on after the court verdict.

 

Download the BBI Judgement by all seven Judges - Civil Appeal No. E291 of 2021
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