President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have not always been friends. Their political compromise was born after Kenya ditched another ally, William Ruto. Kenyatta and Odinga have proposed constitutional amendments in what is termed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). However a Kenyan High Court has rejected the initiative and blocked its progress. Ferdinand Omondi had this story in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Here is an excerpt:
The judgement is arguably the most significant ruling by Kenyan courts since President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win was nullified in 2017.
The judges said the constitution amendment bill, popularly referred to as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), was irregular, illegal and unconstitutional.
President Kenyatta and his political nemesis-turned-ally, Raila Odinga, unveiled the initiative after a truce following the contentious 2017 election, which saw violent clashes around the country.
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