HEARING STARTS

[PHOTOS] BBI appeal hearing begins

In Summary

• President Kenyatta, ODM boss Raila Odinga, Attorney General and the IEBC filed the appeal.

• It will be a make or break session for the BBI proponents that want the road cleared for a referendum.

Rarieda MP Otiende Amolo prepares before the beginning of the hearing of BBI at the appeals court on June.29, 2021.
Rarieda MP Otiende Amolo prepares before the beginning of the hearing of BBI at the appeals court on June.29, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

A seven-judge bench led by Court of Appeal president Daniel Musinga on Tuesday began hearing the cases challenging the nullification of the Building Bridges Initiative process and referendum today. 

High Court judges on May 17 declared the process illegal and unconstitutional and censured the electoral agency for plans to hold a referendum without proper public participation. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM boss Raila Odinga, key proponents of the push to change the Constitution, are seeking to convince the Court of Appeal judges to clear the road for a referendum.