Uhuru and Ruto at BBI launch

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto chat as the President speaks during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative report at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on October 26, 2020.

| Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

President Kenyatta should have handed power to DP, Court of Appeal told

What you need to know:

  • President had an option of vacating power temporarily just as he did in October 2014 during ICC hearing
  • This would have allowed him to pursue the constitutional amendments as a private citizen and not have flouted the law, lawyers argue.

For President Kenyatta to initiate an amendment of the constitution through a popular initiative, he should have surrendered his authority to his deputy William Ruto, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday.

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