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Uhuru, Raila file formal appeal against High Court ruling on BBI

President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga and the BBI secretariat have filed a formal appeal against a High Court ruling that declared the BBI unconstitutional.

President Uhuru has filed 17 grounds of appeal against the High Court ruling that incriminated him for his involvement in the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020.

On some of the grounds, the President argues that the learned judges erred in making a decision adversely affecting him yet he was not a party at the proceedings.

The Head of State also appealed against the ruling that found him guilty of contravening chapter 6 of the Constitution by initiating and promoting a constitutional amendment process under article 257.

Besides, Uhuru at the same time appealed against the findings by the judges that the President of the Republic of Kenya can be sued in a civil court.

Raila and the BBI secretariat also said, in their appeal, that the judges erred in fact their findings that Constitutional Bill 2020 was promoted by the President.