A five-judge bench had ruled earlier last week that the Building Bridges Initiative bill was null and void and therefore no implementation was going to happen in the constitution.
According to the Kenyans news website, Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) has reached out to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to give the judges who ruled against BBI to be given a 24/7 police protection.
In a letter dated Tuesday, May 18th, the judges have been receiving death threats from unknown persons in the country after their declaration of BBI on Thursday last week.
"KMJA is therefore alarmed by the daily attacks directed at the individual judges who sat on that bench. Such attacks are an affront to the decisional independence of the Judges and the rule of law," read the letter in part as quoted by the media house.
The judges through the association requested for an immediate investigation to commence on the threats they have received and also be offered adequate security for themselves and their families.
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