Raphael Tuju who is Jubilee's Secretary General has landed in hot soup after seeming to threaten High Court Judges that ruled out that BBI was void and termed it as unconstitutional. A very big number of Kenyans were very happy with the ruling but there are a bunch of others that think that the ruling was not fair to them.
The CS went on to accuse the judges, Justices Teresia Matheka, Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Jairus Ngaah, and Chacha Mwita, of disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta. He went to state that they were limiting the president's powers and that there will be consequences for that. This is what Raphael Tuju stated “Judges should learn the word ‘interdependence because as soon as they finish a ruling, they need policemen to escort them home as guards or drivers. The world is much more complicated,”
This statement by Raphael raised a lot of different Reactions by Kenyans but one that caught the attention of all was from Nelson Havi who is currently the President of the Law Society of Kenya, who led other lawyers in reminding Raphael Tuju the rule of the law. This is the warning he gave to Tuju, “Raphael Tuju, hear and get me loud and clear. Your behaviour seems to know no limit. Judges volunteer to serve in an Arm of Government. Their security is not a privilege but a right. This is not the Uganda of the 1970s. Cross that line again and you will live to regret it. Security to the judges is not a favour from the Executive but a right. The police service is not the property of the state but of all Kenya citizens.”
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