Junet Mohammed and BBI team take court decision declaring BBI illegal head-on, reveal the way forward

File image of Kunet Mohamed (centre) flanked by BBI secretariat Co chair Dennis Waweru

BBI Secretariat co-chairman Junet Mohammed and his team have taken yesterday’s court ruling that declare BBI illegal head-on, vowing to appeal the ruling made by the five-bench judge on Thursday evening, May 13.


Addressing the press on Friday, May 14, Junet stated vowed that the team would not be deterred and would continue to promote the constitutional amendments bill until it was ratified by Kenyans.

This is despite the strongly worded judgement delivered by the court which implied that the BBI team itself was an illegal entity.

“As law abiding leaders, we respect the decision of the courts but we don’t agree with it.

“We are setting up a legal team to look into and appeal the ruling. In the meantime, we assure all Kenyans who believe in the BBI and it’s promise not to give up. It’s not over yet,” Junet


The Suna East lawmaker cited earlier rulings by the courts that held that the BBI taskforce was properly and legally constituted.

He alleged that a section of political class and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) had tried to stop Kenyans from having their say on the BBI by way of a referendum.


“These are beneficiaries of the status quo who are determined to stand on the way of reforms. This is an unholy marriage between Tanga tanga, civil society and a section of the judiciary.

5-Judge bench that declared BBI illegal
5-Judge bench that declared BBI illegal

“We note the celebration of the ruling by politicians and civil society operators who have dismissed BBI from the word go. These politicians ignore the fact that 4 million Kenyans signed the BBI amendment bill,” he added.

Junet also stated that the ruling focused on the taskforce and deliberately ignored the secretariat and promoters of the bill.

“We will fight to the bitter end for that dream to be realised. We need your support so that more money can go to the Counties, we need your support so that we can end election violence, we need your support so that we can end corruption in our Country.

“We need your support so that we can fight corruption and so that we can have shared prosperity. This are not political issues but daily life and death issues affecting millions of our people,” Junet said.

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