Ruto's troops have expressed grave concern about the presidential election, claiming that the government may be planning to intervene, hence the involvement of ministers in poll preparation to make it easier.
They have now objected to Chief Justice Martha Koome's participation, claiming that her participation, as well as that of two CSs, could jeopardize the election's free and fairness.
"The committee's membership is drawn from various government agencies, making it a truly multi-sectoral forum. We believe that your participation in the consultative meetings violates the Constitution, the Judicial Service Act of 2011, the Leadership and Integrity Act of 2012, the Public Officer Ethics Act of 2003, the Bangalore Principles, and the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers "reads the letter, which has also been copied to Koome's office.
UDA wants Koome to "henceforth stop, abandon, desist, refrain, and cease participating in the committee's activities." Koome is a member of the Technical Working Committee For Election Preparedness.
The meeting came a day after she presided over another similar gathering, and weeks after Ruto's troops expressed concern about the involvement of Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Joe Mucheru (ICT), both of whom have openly criticized Ruto and are opposed to his candidacy.
The letter, written by UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina, was copied to the United Nations, the British High Commissioner, and the European Union Delegation. Ruto wants to be president in 2022.
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