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Kiraitu dismisses anti-BBI judgement, says judges lost focus on the bigger picture

Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi joined a growing list of legal experts trashing the anti-BBI judgement noting that the law does not operate in a vacuum and should strive to move society forward.

He hoped the Court of Appeal would see the bigger picture and rule in favour of BBI promoters who file an appeal to save the process now declared null and void..

Kiraitu who is an advocate of the High Court said the five judges lost focus on the BBI’s big picture – that sought to address critical issues facing the country.

“We need to address our perennial cycles of electoral violence which has made democracy in Kenya a primitive, dangerous game,”  said.

He said there is also a need to enhance inclusiveness and uplift the poor struggling Kenyans as well as the 35% promised by BBI to the Counties and the need to implement the two-thirds gender rule. 

Kiraitu said it was his hope that the Court of Appeal will rise above narrow legal and procedural cobwebs, and consider BBI in its broad canvas, in a jurisprudence to advance the fundamental interests of Kenyans.

He observed that there is a question whether the shock judgement was a judicial vengeance and punishment against President Uhuru Kenyatta for his perceived transgressions against the Judiciary, or whether it is a ’cause celebre’ in the independence of the Judiciary, the rule of law, and judicial activism.

He said as an Advocate of the High Court, he was impressed by the legal analysis and quality of the rulings especially on the procedural flaws identified therein, but noted that  the law does not operate in a vacuum and should be a lever for moving our society forward. 

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