Newly appointed Chief Justice Martha Koome has issued fresh demands to President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission led by Wafula Chebukati appeal the High Court ruling on the Building Bridges Initiative.
CJ Martha Koome has informed that the Judiciary will remain independent and that she will ensure that justice is served without favoring either side.
"I have no difficulties to state the independence of the Judiciary in decision making cannot be interfered with. Like the Judiciary, we are accountable for the resources entrusted to us. Everybody should bear his or her weight. Justice belongs to all of us," CJ Koome said.
In her demands to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Martha Koome has asked the Head of State together with his executive that they should ensure the budget allocations in support of the Judiciary functions is provided in time extending that it will ensure investigation of cases before prosecution is carried out efficiently.
"The executive must ensure budgetary allocations that support the functions of the Judiciary, to ensure to get the necessary support for court orders to be obeyed and implemented, that investigation are prosecutions of cases are undertaken efficiently, the Legislature has a role to oversight other branches including approving nominations" she added.
However, despite the demands from Chief Justice Koome the BBI war with the court has continued to intensify with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission appealing the High Court ruling on the popular initiative.
The IEBC has challenged the five Judges who ruled against the BBI to come out and explain their findings on quorum, voter registration, verification of Signatures, and public participation extending that the commission followed the required process by the Law to ensure that the BBI passes.
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