LSK president and senior counsel representing the anti-BBI team; Nelson Havi, has watered down Otiende Amollo’s submissions by categorically stating and I quote;
“The moment you become president, you cease being a person; you become a state officer….if the president wants to engage in the affairs of other lesser mortals, he then must abdicate.”
Fighting viciously against the onslaught of the constitution, Havi protested vehemently about the slackening of Mps to pass a bill so carelessly yet it poked holes on the bubble of constitutionalism.
“My lords, the parliament chose to ignore their sworn role to protect the constitution under article 94 by having the bill passed holistically. One of the things they should have questioned is the role of the ombudsman proposed in the bill which threatens the independence of the judiciary!”
This comes at a time that the BBI appeal is being heard by a 7-bench team of judges and abled lawyers are clashing on the do’s and don’t as provided for by the constitution as the overburdened Kenyans wait patiently to hear whether the bill will hold water or if it would be thrown out to the confines of cold and death.
The senior counsel even went ahead to caution that;…”A constitution is supposed to be a permanent structure to endure for ages to come and not to be lightly altered to meet the temporary experience of political parties.”