Deputy President William Ruto has expressed his joy after a five-judge bench of the High Court declared the Building Bridges Initiative BBI Bill unconstitutional, null, and void.
William Ruto While issuing a statement on his Twitter page a few minutes after the ruling was made on Thursday, May 13, the second in command celebrated the decision to stop the BBI reggae.
“There is God in heaven who loves Kenya immeasurably. May God’s name is praised forever,” the DP William Ruto tweeted.
The unanimous ruling was made by judges Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Jairus Ngaah, Chacha Mwita, and Teresia Matheka.
They argued that BBI, a brainchild of the handshake truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga, was initiated by the head of state in contravention to the law.
“The BBI was the president’s initiative which is contrary to Article 257 of the Constitution. The task force that morphed to a steering committee was an unlawful and unconstitutional outfit. It was invalid from the beginning,” they said.