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List Of Court Of Appeal Judges Who Will Hear BBI Case

President of Court of Appeal Daniel Musinga (Image/Courtesy)

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal case is set to kick off from June 29, 2021, and will run until July 2, 2021.

Here is a list of judges that will hear the BBI appeal case:

  • Daniel Musinga
  •  Roselyn Nambuye
  •  Hannah Okwengu
  •  Patrick Kiage
  •  Gatembu Kairu
  •  Fatuma Sichale
  •  Francis Tuiyott

Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal President Daniel Musinga directed that the BBI case will be heard and determined by a seven-judge bench.

Further, it was resolved that the hearing will be done in an open court in compliance with the Covid-19 protocols as directed by the Ministry of Health.

Read: BBI Process Is Unlawful, Constitutional Court Rules

Prior to the appeal, the High Court had ruled that the BBI process culminating into the Constitutional Amendment Bill was unconstitutional.

According to a ruling by a five bench judge constituting of judges Prof Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Jairus Ngaah, Teresia Matheka and Chacha Mwita, President Uhuru Kenyatta does not have the power to initiate a Constitutional amendment.

“It is our finding that popular initiative is a power reserved for Wanjiku neither the president or any other state organ can utilize article 257 to amend the constitution. President cannot purport to directly initiate a constitutional amendment. He isn’t part of parliament. He has no power under the constitution to initiate changes under the constitution since parliament is the only state organ that can consider the effecting of constitutional changes. The president is not permitted to amend the constitution using popular initiative,” said the judges.

The judges ruled that the President should have used the parliamentary initiative by petitioning the National Assembly through the Attorney-General to consider the desired amendments.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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