President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently leading the nation for National Prayer Breakfast that is happening at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi County. Several leaders are attending the important event, starting with Deputy President William Ruto, Chief Justice Martha Koome, Attorney General Kihara Kariuki and several MPs.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally picked another battle with the Judiciary. He has decided to slam judges who continue to give orders that protect them from being investigated. In a speech that was read on his behalf by AG Kihara Kariuki during the launching of the State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice Report of 2020/2021, Uhuru said that judicial officers are using their offices to stop the state from investigating them.
The Cabinet Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government programs CS Fred Matiang'i has convened a high profile leaders meeting on Friday. The Friday meeting was attended by his colleague in the Cabinet Peter Munya who is incharge of the Ministry of Agriculture as well as the Attorney General Justice Paul Kihara.
Attorney-General Paul Kihara wants CJ Martha Koome and her Deputy Philomena Mwilu off the bench of judges that will hear and determine the petition filed by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). Through the Principal State Counsel Mr Thande Kuria, he said the two judges are likely to be biased and conflicted in the matter as it involves the swearing-in of the Court of Appeal judge Mohammed Warsame as a JSC member without formal appointment by President Kenyatta.
The whole of yesterday and today has been busy days for Kenya's top legal minds who have been submitting at the Supreme Court of Kenya in the appeal case of AG Paul Kihara of the Building Bridges Initiative. AG Kihara and his team of top lawyers argued that the learned court of Appeal Judges erred in upholding the High Court decision which nullified BBI.
Before Heading to Uhuru Gardens, President Kenyatta Addressed Cabinet Secretaries and AG Kihara was also Present. However the Deputy President who is the second in command was missing. Something which may raise eyebrows. The President in his short brief Acknowledged that this is his last Madaraka day as Kenya's President.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta have been dealt with good news after Attorney General Kihara Kariuki took a crucial move. The Attorney General has today filed an appeal case at the Kenya's Supreme Court to challenge the decision made by the Court Appeal to reaffirm the nullification of the Building Bridges Initiative.
The High Court suspended the implementation of the 25 percent excise duty on all imported furniture.This follows a petition filed by activist Okiya Omtatah that the Financial Bill that imposed the duty was passed without proper public participation. In his petition, Omtatah argued that the excise duty was going to ruin Kenya’s international trade relations and burden taxpayers.
City lawyer Ahmednassir Abdulahi has Lowly rated Kenyan Attorney General Paul Kihara. In a scale of 1-10,Ahmednassir has even dismissed the scale and has given the AG an rating of Minus 10. In a reply to a post by media news company Kenyans.co.ke(On a scale of 0-10how you rate Attorney General Paul Kihara's work?
There are many prayers God would never answer and BBI recovery seems to have been removed from the blacklist. As lawyers move with speed to save the sinking BBI hope can be seen at the end of the dark tunnel if the revelations make any constructional implication. The unstoppable reggae was unanimously muted by the High Court judges claiming that the document is unconstitutional and its proponents have no goodwill for Kenyans.
The 2010 constitution is a crucial document that in the past ten years has been tested by all sorts of learned friends. The BBI initiative is major phenomena that have seen lawyers and judges interpret the constitution as they tried to identify the legalities surrounding it. Based on the ruling from the High Court and the Appellate court, the Government's legal advisor, AG Kihara has sought the intervention of the supreme court which will elaborate on the main issues that he believes that Both courts failed to effectively conceptualize.
The fall of the Building bridges initiative has brought many reactions and confusion among political leaders and lawmakers as many hint plans to revive it. The Attorney General, Kihara Kariuki has hinted plans of taking the matter to Supreme Court after being declared null and void by court of appeal judges.
Uasin Gishu county Woman Representative Gladys Shollei has sent a heartbreaking message to President Uhuru and his handshake partner Raila Odinga over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). In a video shared by Nation, Gladys affirmed that the BBI is dead and cannot be revived whatsoever urging the movers of the initiative to quit.
The Interior Principal Secretary Dr Karanja Kibicho and the Attorney General Mr Paul Kihara are yet again found themselves on the wrong side of the law. The court had yesterday, 18th October ordered the two to appear before it to answer inquiries on the shooting incidence on Mombasa road and the contempt of court.
Soon the saul and life of BBI will be shifted at the court of appeal with Martha Koome being the main focus. It's clear Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki will be moving to the Supreme Court to overturn court of appeal ruling to especially get to know about the basic structure of the constitution.
Hopes of having Building Bridges Initiative at referendum stage have been revived as Attorney General Paul Kihara challenged the verdict of the Court of Appeal on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). In a notice of appeal submitted on Friday, September 3, AG Kihara has indicated that he will be appealing eight contentious issues that made the Court of Appeal overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta's bid to amend the Constitution.
"We Will Move To The Supreme Court" Another Battle Of Titans Expected After AG Kihara's Announcement
The principal legal adviser to the president Attorney General Kihara Kariuki who collected the cream of lawyers in the BBI appeal has once again made it clear that he will be moving to the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal ruling. Paul Kihara Kariuki was subjected to criticism after the government lost a series of legal battles under his watch, with young lawyer Esther Ang'awa proposing yesterday in a tweet that the LSK should consider deregistering him together with Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto from the bar.
The BBI team has been dealt a big blow by the court of appeal as it extends its judgment past the deadline to hold a referendum. As per the court decision, it's clear that for BBI to proceed to referendum serious Constitutional timelines will be infringed. Now the question is, will the BBI match continue?
The speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi is on the hot soup as Itumbi alleges that the ndaragwa member of parliament hon Jeremiah Kioni is ready to the motion for his impeachment. According to Itumbi the motion is ready and that it will be tabled before the parliament as soon as the house resumes its sittings.
Attorney General Paul Kihara has once again found himself being at the centre of critisism by a section of law makers and leaders. Today's rulling of NMS a government initiative for Nairobi ruled being unconstitutional, has thrown AG Kihara in a limbo whether his advices to the president are good or bad.