Martha Koome Moves With Speed as She Reveals This About Working Dates For New Court of Appeal Judges
Martha Koome has acted with speed revealing that Court of appeal judges who were recently appointed by Uhuru start their job as soon as possible. Their job allocation coming at a time when the nation is awaiting the outcome of the BBI appeal which was presented before the court by the BBI appellants lead by James Orengo.
"The Judges Misinterpreted," AG Paul Kariuki Criticizes High Court Over BBI Ruling as he States This
The Attorney General Paul Kariuki in his latest submission at the Court of Appeal has dismissed the High Court ruling on BBI process, that President Uhuru Kenyatta is unfit to promote constitutional changes. Following the lapse of seven day deadline issues by the Court of Appeal President Justice Daniel Musinga, the AG argued that the judges misinterpreted the exact meaning of a popular initiative, thus coming up with unpopular decision to scuttle the BBI process, and deny Kenyans their democratic right to amend the constitution.
The Building Bridges Initiative hearing is currently in progress at the Court of Appeal. This is the second day of submission at the Court of Appeal where various judges are set to state their stand on BBI. During the proceeding, AG Kihara Karuiki urged the Court of Appeal bench to overturn high court ruling on BBI.
The President of The Law Society of Kenya Nelson Havi took to the stage of the Court of Appeal to defend the ruling of the 5 High Court Judges who ruled that BBI was unconstitutional. The Appellants had their field day from Tuesday to yesterday and today was the day for the respondents.
In a shock ruling that happened at night recently, the High Court of Kenya termed BBI unconstitutional hence null and void.However BBI proponents have vowed to move to the Court of Appeal and probably later the case will land at the Supreme Court of Kenya something most Kenyans are watching keenly.
Raila Odinga Reveals What Will Happen If The Court of Appeal Declines To Pass the BBI as IEBC Reacts
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has revealed what will happen should the Building Bridges Initiative fail to pass in the Court of Appeal as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission reacts. Orange Democratic Movement Party leader Raila Odinga through his lawyer Paul Mwangi has urged the Court of Appeal to pass the BBI on a justified ground and in mind that the report has been endorsed by over a million Kenyans, more than 40 Counties Assembly and both Parliaments.
One of the controversial Building Bridges Initiative report promoters who is also the Minority Whip in the National Assembly Junet Mohamed has finally broken silence. Through his social media accounts, he has exuded confidence that he has every confidence with his legal team which is headed by Siaya county senator James Orengo.
Former Attorney General, Githu Muigai who is among the senior counsels representing President Uhuru Kenyatta on the BBI Appeal case has finally alleged on how a "weak" lawyer can easily be identified based on his presentation in a Court of Law. The former Attorney General of Kenya took a slight dig towards the lawyers opposed to BBI.
Police Allegedly Raid Lawyer Dr. Khaminwa's Office A Day After Making His Submissions At The Court Of Appeal
BBI submissions for both the apealants and the respondents were concluded yesterday at the court of appeal. The five-judge bench is now expected to work on those submissions and later on provide a judgement on which way BBI should head to. A day after the submissions, the respondent lawyer Dr. John Khaminwa is reportedly to have woken up in shock as his house has been raided and sorrounded by police officers.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto receives a significant boost in his political stand on the BBI amendment bill. Martha Karua, Linda Katiba's spokesperson and leader, turns judges dumb as she decisively quoted her well-arranged submissions. BBI amendment bill appeal enters the fourth day in the Court of Appeal; today is the final day for respondents to give their submissions.
Reactions As Court Of Appeal President Adjourn Case Hearing, Sets This Date For Making Final Rulling
The building bridges initiative case that was filed before a 7 Court judge in the court of Appeal has taken a new direction ahead of its completion in the final day. Both the appellants and the respondents have raised their submissions towards the case in support of the bill and others against the bill.
The building bridges initiative appeal case has already taken over in the court of Appeal of Kenya. The case is being led by the court of Appeal president Justice Daniel Musinga. The jurist is chairing a 7 bench Judge that is set to make a ruling on the building bridges initiative case in the next four days as proposed in the Case Management forum that was conducted two weeks ago.
Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta were expecting to have a referendum before August 2021. However according to the court of appeal the ruling on BBI will be done in August 2021 completely shattering the dreams of any referendum before 2022. The deputy president William Ruto has said severally that he would want the referendum to be conducted together with the general election.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has moved Court of Appeal judges and presented recently named judges on their stations. In a proclamation, Koome said the exchanges have been affected after interviews with the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Daniel Musinga. "The exchanges are done as per the Transfer Policy of the Court of Appeal that illuminates plainly how long an adjudicator should serve in one station, among different issues," said Koome.
Some few weeks ago, the high court of Kenya through its five judges suspended the BBI bill and the entire process saying that it was null and void. The judges said that the Constitutional process was not followed by its proponents. This became a shock to the country.
The BBI case hearing is set to kick of tomorrow after almost a month of stalling .The appeal had to be initiated after the High court declared the Building Bridges initiative null and void . A new chamber is set to listen to the case following the recent transfer of court of Appeal judges .The hearing is set to be heard by a bench of seven Judges .
There has been confusion and mixed reactions after Attorney General Paul Kihara withdrew a petition he had filed at the High Court to freeze the ruling that declared BBI bill report null and void.On 14th March 2021, he had filed the petition at High court and this move drew suspicion.
Chief justice Martha Koome has gazette the election of justice Daniel Musinga as the president of the Court of appeal. Justice Musinga will serve for a period of five years. Justice Musinga was on May 26th elected CoA president taking over from Justice William Ouko who was elevated to the Supreme Court handing him the administrative duty to pick judges to hear appeals.
The court of Appeal has given new directions on the Building Bridges Initiative. A letter from the Registrar's Office gives further directives that there will be a case management conference on 2nd June which will happen before a tree-benched judge. The management shall provide an opportunity for the court to give appropriate directives.
Former Chief Justice has blasted the Judicial Service Commission led by Martha Koome for remaining silent on the appointment of court of appeal judges who were left out by Uhuru Kenyatta. Curious to him is the Silence of JSC on the matter despite the constitution bring violated openly. According to Willy Mutunga it's shocking that Kenyans are forgetting that easily and by extension the JSC.