AG Paul Kihara has left Kenyans befuddled after he withdrew an appeal he had petitioned at the High Court over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) ruling by the 5 bench Judge at the High court.
Kihara had on Friday documented stay orders at the High Court – looking to freeze the decision announcing the BBI amendment bill null and void.
The move at first drew suspicions such should be done at a higher court , for this situation, at the Court of Appeal, since the decision was made by the High Court.
“Very interesting that the Attorney General seeks stay of the BBI judgment in the High Court and NOT the Court of Appeal…that sends a potent and powerful message that AG doesn’t see the matter as one of extreme urgency,” Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi stated.
In the notification dated Tuesday, May 18, the AG clarified that he was hoping to file the petition at the Court of Appeal.
However no reasons were given for the previous solicitation.
“Take notice that the Hon Attorney General hereby withdraws his notice of motion application dated May 14, 2021 as he is desirous of invoking the concurrent jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal to seek similar reliefs,” read the notice in part.