After learning of the president's plans for the judiciary, attorney general Justin Muturi revealed that he had conversations with William Ruto.
In an interview with The Nation, Muturi disclosed that after learning that there are intentions to modify the constitution to cap the number of court of appeal Judges at 50—an increase from the present number—he met with president William Ruto.
However, Muturi disagreed with the JSC's suggestion that the statute be changed to include fifty judges on the court of appeal because doing so could need periodic amendments to the constitution if the number of judges needs to be raised.
Instead, he urged president William Ruto to change the law to add 70 judges to the court of appeals in order to reduce the need for pointless constitutional amendments.
"The JSC had proposed 50 judges in the appellate court. But I had a chat with the President and advised him that it is better to have the number capped at 70 because you don’t have to keep on amending the law every time," he said.
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