Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi believes the declaration of Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment Bill as illegal and unconstitutional by the High Court has strengthened ODM leader Raila Odinga’s political might.

Hosting a space meeting on Twitter on Thursday, the city lawyer was of the opinion that prior to the BBI shutdown, Raila was a weakling on a downward trajectory following  his handshake  with President Uhuru Kenyatta, but the arithmetic has since changed.

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City lawyer Amednasir Abdullahi believes the High Court ruling that declared BBI unconstitutional has upped Raila Odinga’s political might that was fading away due to the March 2018 handshake. PHOTO/COURTESY

“Before the judgment, Raila was in a very weak position, and Uhuru could drag him wherever he wants. After the judgment, Raila realized he could chart his own path than that of Uhuru. He recognised the fact that the courts have become significant players in the current dynamics,” he said.

Grand Mullahs’ live audio meeting attracted a massive following including renowned journalist such Terryanne Chebet, Anne Kiguta, Zeynab Wandati, Doreen Joy Biira, and Ali Manzu, renowned economist Mohamed Wehliye as well as Law Society of Kenya( LSK) President Nelson Havi.

In his opinion, Ahmednasir said that the high court judgement had has given new life to the former premier and caused a massive damage to the president.

On May 19, the lawyer noted that there were slim chances of an appeal being staged by the president’s camp and this was vindicated by a withdrawal of an appeal motion by Attorney General Paul Kihara.

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