President Uhuru Kenyatta today took an angry swipe at the Judiciary for stopping the process of amending the constitution through BBI.
A visibly annoyed Kenyatta said that the judiciary has tested Kenya’s constitutional spirit but not broken them.
The president cited the nullification of the 2017 General Elections and the recent ruling that stopped the constitution amendment through the BBI.
Speaking during Madaraka Day celebrations, Uhuru stated that the law allows him to listen to the people of Kenya who are the sovereign voice.
“We initiated together with millions of Kenyans the BBI process that was meant to build bridges and create inclusive politics and end ethnic majoritariansm. Our constitution fellow Kenyans should not be a yoke around our necks but rather it should be a mighty sword can break the chains that limit all of us as citizens,” said Uhuru.
“The moral foundations of justice demands that the judiciary bears the burden of choice and the consequences especially when the burden of judicial choices is proposed to be carried out by people,” he stated.
The president also took the opportunity to earmark his developments across the country.
He told off the judiciary for making it difficult to increase the revenue shared to the counties from the current 15% to the proposed 35%.
According to the President Uhuru Kenyatta his government has built 25 hospitals in different countries to help make health services easily accessible to Kenyans.
The president also added that they have brought Dialysis machine in Siaya to help the patients who go to Kisumu monthly for their checkup.
“Today, I am happy to say that a patient from Siaya does not have to travel to Kisumu for treatment. There are dialysis machines in Siaya at sub-county level. Also the patients do not have to pay a lot of cash instead they should get a NHIF card at 500 that will stand for the dialysis,” said the president.
Here are some reactions from Twitter
Many individuals have let down President Uhuru Kenyatta in the past few years but the one who wrote his Madaraka day speech today should be dangling from a lamppost, immediately. What the HELL was that!
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) June 1, 2021
UK tried to prosecute his BBI case in the public court. Said he obeys court orders. Asked the courts to be live to the realities of the day.
We live in Kenya, we know the truth, and aware of mischief played by executive around law & processes. Justice is sort with clean hands.
— Isaac Kituu (@inkituu) June 1, 2021
Looks like that speech was prepared in London and written by a non African.
-The writer was pushing a narrative that he got no knowledge of.
-The writer don’t give a damn about the the reaction of the receiving audience as long as it meets the self amusement of the reader.
— Aaney (@Aaney5) June 1, 2021