High Court stops BBI ‘reggae’ temporarily.

The court has issued an order to restrict the IEBC from subjecting the constitution amendment bill 2020 to a referendum.

The order was issued to temporarily bar the IEBC after a petition was filed by six litigants. 

The conservatory orders mean that the BBI bill cannot go to a referendum until the case filed is heard and determined. Part of the ruling read ;

we hereby order that a conservatory order be and is hereby issued restraining IEBC from facilitating and subjecting the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 to a referendum.”

Some reports however say that the ruling also restrains county assemblies from debating on the bill. Siaya county assembly has debated and passed the bill with other counties already rolling out the public participation before the debate on the BBI bill.

MPs who are opposed to the BBI led by Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen said the decision of the High Siaya County Assembly  decision unconstitutional .

Murkomen and those allied to the Deputy President William Ruto have been on the onslaught against the BBI but they are yet to decide if they will lead the NO team incase the bill makes it to a referendum.

The intended referendum has created a rift between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy with the latter blaming ODM leader Raila Oding for rocking the Jubilee party through the handshake and the BBI.

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