Uhuru and Raila Odinga during their March 8, 2018 handshake.

Oscar Sudi, Gladys Boss Shollei Lead Uasin Gishu Locals in Celebrating BBI Ruling

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Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi and Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei on Thursday, March 31, 2022, led hundreds of Eldoret town locals in celebrating the Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the BBI process to be unconstitutional.

The apex court, led by Chief Justice Martha Koome ruled that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process was unconstitutional as it was initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to a majority ruling of the 7-judge bench, Uhuru as the President cannot initiate a constitutional change through the popular initiative.

While celebrating the ruling, the Kapseret MP said the courts have finally vindicated them.

MP Sudi addressing locals in Eldoret on March 31, 2022.

Sudi insisted that BBI had nothing of benefit to mwnanchi, as it was only meant to benefit the political class.

You all know BBI was allocated over Ksh20 billion public money and all of us must thank God because they wanted to use it to create Prime Minister position and other seats so that they can share amongst themselves,” said the vocal MP.

And with the end of BBI, Sudi is now challenging the President to start planning for his retirement in peace.

On her part, the Uasin Gishu Woman Rep said from the onset, she had maintained that it was an illegality.

Uasin Gishu Woman Rep during BBI ruling celebration in Eldoret on March 31, 2022.

I told people this BBI was not going anywhere and finally it has come to pass,” she said.

Shollei, a lawyer by profession said the court rightfully ruled against the BBI process that also wanted to create new constituencies illegally.

The BBI bill had proposed the creation of 70 new constituencies, a move the Supreme Court said was against the law.

Other proposals contained in the controversial bill included an increase of allocation to counties from the current 15 percent to at least 35 percent.

The court in its ruling however said the President cannot be sued and that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was properly constituted when it verified BBI signatures.

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