Hours after ODM party leader Raila Odinga made his first remarks on the court ruling that declared the BBI process illegal and stating that they will follow constitutional means to appeal the decision, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has spoken of his Siaya counterpart, James Orengo being forced to lead the appeal.
Murkomen noted that Orengo who is popularly refered as “Walking Constitution” could be forced to lead the appeal team on a matter that he does not believe in.
Murkomen opined that Orengo had his reservations on the BBI but this being politics, could still end up beng forced into something he does not believe in.
“The reservations of Sen.Orengo on matters BBI are well documented in the Senate Hansard which is a permanent public record.Don’t force him to lead the Appeal on a matter that he doesn’t believe in.Kweli siasa ni mbaya. You are forced into something&there is nothing you can do?” Murkomen wrote.
Meanwhile, Murkomen’s nominated counterpart Millicent Omanga has hailed Raila Odinga’s statement in which he called on his troops to respect the courts and be patient even as they pursue legal means to challenge the court ruling.
“The Judiciary sits at the centre of the democratic experiment in both established and emerging democracies. It is a key pillar of our democracy. In fact, no country can be a democracy without a strong and independent Judiciary.
“It is the judiciary, among the three arms of government, which is the final arbiter of our constitution. That is why every citizen and institution within the state must respect the rulings of the judiciary, even when they are adverse to their interests,” reads an excerpt of the statement.
“I like Baba’s statement and respect he accords the judiciary even if he doesn’t agree with its rulings.” Omanga wrote.