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Ruto backs High Court’s verdict invalidating BBI – KBC



Deputy President William Ruto says the decision by Five High Court judges to declare the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) sponsored Constitution amendment process illegal must be supported by all.

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In an apparent swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s push to have the supreme law of the land amended, Ruto says the Constitution cannot be changed just to accommodate the personal political interests of a few.

“There are those who still believe that if their agenda is in conflict with the Constitution, then the Constitution should be changed to fit into their agenda.” He charged

Addressing a meeting attended by various groups of religious and political leaders from Kiambu county at his Karen residence in Nairobi, Ruto maintained that gone are the days where those in power would abuse the Constitution and institutions created by it (judiciary), just to drive their agenda.

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“The power donated by the people of Kenya, exercised by leaders should be in accordance with the constitution, and adherence to the rule of law,” he said.

Ruto maintains that if the pursuit of those in power is in conflict with the constitution, it is not the constitution to be changed, it is what they are pursuing that should be in line with the constitution.

The DP further criticized the clamour to change the structure of governance in the country, especially the expansion of the executive.

“Our competitors believe that our problem is ethnic, and we should solve it using ethnic parties, create positions so that ethnic leaders can be satisfied. We believe differently,” He said


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