Supreme Court to give Direction On BBI Appeals

Collection of signatures after launch of BBI

The Supreme Court has started the hearing of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) petitions which were filed after the High Court and the Appellate court struck out the Bill.

Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki moved to the Supreme Court in September to challenge the decision by the Appellate court to affirm the nullification of BBI.

A physical meeting will be held with all parties involved in the case on Tuesday during which direction on the hearing will be given. 

Through Solicitor General, Kennedy Ogeto, the Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki said, they were challenging the finding by the majority of the Seven-Judge Bench, which held that the Basic Structure Doctrine is applicable in Kenya.

In the verdict, the judges ruled that despite BBI being fashioned as a popular initiative, it was initiated by the president, essentially losing out on the popular initiative drive.


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