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Top Newspaper Headlines for June 2: Uhuru slams judiciary over anti-BBI ruling, promises to challenge the ruling

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, June 2, reported on Madaraka Day celebrations held in Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu.

The dailies also analysed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech where he crticisede the judiciary over the controversial anti-BBI ruling.

The Star

While delivering his speech, Uhuru took most of his time to criticise the judiciary over the controversial ruling declaring the BBI process null and void.

The Head of State argued that some rulings by the arm of the government had affected efforts put in place to end recurring wrongs that happen after every political season.

“From nullification of a presidential election in 2017 to an attempt to stop the will of the people as expressed through BBI, the Judiciary has tested our constitutional limits,” said the president.

People Daily

The publication looked at the pomp and color that rocked the Madaraka Day celebrations held in the lakeside city.

The event tend to be a memorable one courtesy of music performances, military tattoo, excitement from the crowd and speech by various leaders.

Let alone Burundian dancers who thrilled the audience with electrifying performances, the military also staged display by paratroopers dubbed the Green Eagles.

The Standard

The daily focused on Uhuru’s speech as well where he poked holes in the anti-BBI ruling, adding that the judiciary had used ita freedom to stretch the country’s democratic limits.

He further promised to challenge the ruling, arguing that the judiciary was posing a stumbling block to the reforms the country has yearned for years.

Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication reported on the warm reception Uhuru received when he landed for his three-day visit in Kisumu.

Following his visit, Kisumu residents spoke highly of the Head of State, further thanking him for the numerous projects he launched in the region.

While making his way to the Jomo Kenyatta Stadium for the Madaraka Day celebrations, the president encountered large crowds gathered by the roadside to cheer at him.

At one point, he was forced to go atop his vehicle to wave at the excited residents who chanted his name.

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Daily Nation

Still on the nullification of the BBI process, Uhuru accused the judiciary of limiting Kenyans’ rights concerning the practice of constitutionalism.

The Head of State argued that the ruling by the five judges was against the will of the Kenyan people.

He added that by ruling against the BBI, chaos was being courted in the country.

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