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Kenya’s Supreme Court Rejects Kenyatta’s Bid to Change Constitution – SABC News

The Supreme Court of Kenya has ruled that attempts to amend the current constitution in a process led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his political ally former Prime Minister Raila Odinga are unconstitutional.

The judges of the Supreme Court agreed with the rulings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal that the process, also known as the Building Bridges Initiative – which sought to amend the Constitution through a popular initiative – was illegal.

The proposed amendments sought to create more government positions, including those of a prime minister and two alternate prime ministers, as well as an additional 70 constituencies.

The changes would be implemented through a referendum. Six of the seven judges tarnished the hopes of Kenyatta and Odinga by ruling that the president has no mandate to introduce changes to the constitution. Yes, one of the judges, Judge William Ouko said, “The whole process was unforgivably flawed.”

While another justice Mohammed Ibrahim abused the role of President Kenyatta in the process, indicating that Kenya may not have the role of a referee president who is expected to be neutral and act in the interest of the nation in a process where he is a player who pleads for his own personal interest and agenda.

Kenya’s Supreme Court Rejects Kenyatta’s Bid to Change Constitution – SABC News

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