Raila, through his official social media page, stated that the ruling is not the end of the conversation but forms part of the continuing conversation on the future of the country.
He argued that the parties involved in the process will move and make their own decisions after the judgment. However, he resigned to fate saying it is time to move.
“It is likely that today’s Court of Appeal ruling is not the end of the conversation and the parties involved will each make their own decisions on how to proceed from the decision that has been delivered today. But we feel that we have to move on,” Raila stated.
“This is not an indication of our regard to this noble initiative. Far from that, we feel that we must now see the forest for the trees, and pursue the bigger goal of setting the rest of the issues facing this country right.”
The former Prime Minister further noted that the Building Bridges Initiative was never a destination but a journey in an ever-evolving way of life.
“Without doubt, we shall deal with all the issues in the months and years that will unfold onwards,” added Raila.
Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta fronted the BBI agenda with the Deputy President William Ruto opposing the amendments to the Constitution.
Elsewhere, Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, a close ally of President Kenyatta and Raila added her voice to the Court of Appeal outcome saying that the country must move on.
â€œKenya will go on. BBI intended well but we must respect the constitutional authority of the courts and find other legitimate means to achieve Kenyaâ€™s unity and prosperity. And for some of us, itâ€™s time for serious introspection on the political way forward,” she noted.
In the judgment, The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court verdict declaring the Bridging Bridges Initiative unconstitutional.
The Appellate judges poked holes into the whole BBI process, accusing its promoters of failing to follow the right procedure.