ODM leader Raila Odinga has finally broken his silence two days after the High Court poured cold water on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.
In a statement issued on Saturday, 15th May, the former Prime Minister said the judgment delivered in Nairobi by a five-judge bench on Thursday is disappointing.
Raila said the BBI camp was going to appeal the ruling at the Appellate Court.
However, the ODM chief urged promoters of the drive to change the Constitution to respect the court ruling.
He warned against attacking the court and the five judges.
“We will calmly and respectfully move to the Court of Appeal to present our case as to why we think the High Court did not render the right verdict. We will do so with sobriety and with respect for our judges and courts,” he said.
A group of BBI activists have been soiling the quintet, accusing it of being used by powerful individuals to scuttle the referendum push.
The BBI was mothered out of the March 9, 2018 ‘Handshake’ between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Premier.