Kenyan court puts a halt on plans to amend constitution

Kenyan High Court has put a halt on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plan to change the constitution saying that it was illegal.  

A five-judge bench of the court said Kenyatta had used a constitutional provision reserved for citizens to initiate the changes, making the process illegal. 

“The president cannot be both player and umpire in the same match,” said Jairus Ngaah, one of the judges. 

The constitution amendment bill, popularly referred to as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) would have expanded the executive and parliament.

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