Raila BBI Verdict - I support the judiciary decision to squash BBI
Raila Odinga verdict and Uhuru Kenyatta verdict on the fall of BBI

Raila Odinga, the head of the Orange Democratic Party (ODM), has praised the Supreme Court's decision on the Building Bridges Initiative, saying it upholds the Kenyan people's sovereignty.

Raila said in a statement on Thursday that the ruling confirms that state organs must submit to the decision of the people and must never usurp their sovereignty.

"I support the decision, particularly in light of the ongoing debate over constitutional revisions," Raila remarked.

The ODM leader, on the other hand, pointed out that the Supreme Court upheld all of the initiative's terms except for the section where the state was chastised for taking part in a citizen-centred process.

"I am pleased to see that the BBI procedure has been upheld. The role that the state is reported to have had at the start of the popular effort has been criticised.

Except for justices Njoki Ndung'u and Isaac Lenaola, all seven Supreme Court judges ruled that the president cannot initiate a popular initiative.

Raila Odinga verdict and Uhuru Kenyatta verdict on the fall of BBI

The court ruled that President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Kenyatta, not the people, were the ones who started the constitutional amendment process.

"On the strength of the items affirmed by the court, including the formation of 70 new constituencies, there is still potential for a constitutional amendment process to be realised."

"We'll discuss the options and decide on a future course of action that preserves the interests of all those who voted to pass the changes."

Raila Odinga verdict and Uhuru Kenyatta verdict on the fall of BBI

"It's past time for Kenya to discuss the separation of powers between the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary."

"In the constitutional order, the duties of checks and balances are critical of each arm of government to better governance."

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