Maendeleo Chap Chap party Leader and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has criticised the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) ruling saying that the Judges relied on technicalities in their ruling.
In a statement, Mutua said as a party, they view that the judges placed a lot of importance on procedural technicalities and academic semantics and ignored the substantial issues that BBI seeks to cure in the society.
“The Constitutional of Kenya, 2010 enjoins our Judiciary at Article 159(2) (d) to administer justice without undue regard to procedural technicalities, which we believe in this case include the scholarly semantics that seem to have formed a critical part of the judges’ thinking,” he said.
He said that they believe that the judges exercised their mind on the progressive provisions contained in the BBI as well as the political and economic reality of our country vis a vis these procedural technicalities, perhaps in totality they could have arrived at different finding.
Mutua warned that the Country risks losing major benefits that were enshrined in the bill, saying he hopes the Attorney General will be successful in his appeal.
“…we wish Attorney General and all other and all other parties who have appealed this decision success in the appeals. We also appeal to those opposed to BBI to see the merits in a new Kenya where we bake a bigger cake and share it fairly,” he said.
Mutua also urged authorities to put Kenya first in regards to the BBI ruling.
He urged all players in the BBI push to put Kenya first and stop the divisive politics of ‘us vs them’.
“In the end, all of us want and deserve a better Kenya where fairness, justice and socio economic prosperity thrive. The time is now,” he said.