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Anxiety as Court Hears BBI Appeal

Anxiety has gripped residents of Kiambu county as the hearing of an appeal by the proponents of the Building Bridges Initiative takes center stage.

Residents of Kiambu have expressed mixed reactions as the seven judge bench roll their sleeves for a grueling battle of legal minds pitting some of the renowned learned friends in judicial circles.

Pastor Bernard of Christian Fellowship Foundation Church (CFF) in Kiambu town said the church remains neutral on the matters of politics but only prays for an outcome that would bring peace to the citizens of the country as well as putting into consideration their welfare.

Speaking to KNA after the clergy only wanted Kenyans to coexist harmoniously in a peaceful atmosphere to carry on their business of nation-building.

Lucas Owino who is a youth and a high school teacher is however is opposed to the BBI report arguing that the clause to increase the extra seventy constituencies was retrogressive and uneconomical claiming that the move will overburden the tax payers.

Samuel Muana, a resident of Kiambu however supports the document because it was tailored to pump more resources to the counties where development was critical in spurring economic growth arguing that the current allocations only fizzled out in payment of salaries.

David Sundukwa, a youth at Kiambu town says that the passing of the BBI report should involve citizens and decisions should not be finalized at the higher level of leadership since the report would need citizens to be actualized.

The 7 judge’s bench that was formed on 24th June by the President of the court of Appeal Justice Daniel Musinga is set to start the hearing of the appeal on tomorrow and is scheduled deliver their judgment on Friday 2nd July.

By Lydia Shiloya and Lucy Mwikali


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