A showdown looms between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice Martha Koome. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice Martha Koome, who blinks first in the appointment of Court of Appeal judges? President Uhuru Kenyatta has been directed to appoint the remaining six Court of Appeal judges to their respective courts within the next 14 days.
The six judges appointment stalemate has taken a sharp twist after the attorney general Kihara Kariuki took a sweeping move to the court of Appeal to protect his boss president Uhuru Kenyatta. The AG has filed a petition of urgency at the Court of Appeal against the High Court orders that required president Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint the six remaining judges who he had earlier rejected within 14 days.
Anne Kananu Mwenda will finally be the Nairobi county boss after the Court of Appeal ruled that former Nairobi county governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is no longer the county chief. The court has noted that Mike Mbuvi Sonko has been out of office for more than 10 months and hence no longer legally qualified to play the role of the county chief.
Former Governor Sonko has dealt a major blow as the court of appeals slimmed his hopes for being reinstated as the governor for Nairobi county. This came after he filed a case against him impeachment by county assembly and the Senate. The appellate judges dismissed Sonko's application to stop Kananu's impeachment as they cleared her.
The President of the Law Society of Kenya Nelson Havi has highlighted the 2 critical skills that one must be having today whenever appearing before the Court of Appeal. The two are Summary and Patience. According to Havi, the court gives you a time of 5 to 10 minutes to argue a 1,500 page Record of an Appeal.
Jeremiah Kioni who has recently rose to a very influential leader in the president Uhuru Kenyatta led kieleweke group has once again opened the Building Bridges Initiative debate after making new allegations about what the High Court and the Court of Appeal did. According to Kioni, the the court did a treasonable thing by opening up the process of amendment of the Kenyan constitution to foreigners who would want to fund the Wanjiku, the initiator of constitutional changes because the executive cannot be seen to be helping the process.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s application to have the city’s Deputy Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda barred from assuming the top job at City Hall has been dismissed by the Appelate Court, paving for the latter’s swearing in. Sonko moved to court in June 2021 to petition Mwenda from assuming office after he was impeached by the senate in December 2020.
Nairobi residents have now reason to smile after court of appealing ruling that Mike Mbuvi Sonko is no longer Nairobi governor. In their ruling appealate judges said Sonko has been out of office for ten months and because of that he seize to exist as governor of Nairobi. The court has now allowed governor Ann Kananu to be sworn in as a new governor of Nairobi.
Martha K. Koome is a Kenyan accomplished advocate. Martha Koome made headlines when she was nominated as the first ever woman to be the President of the Supreme Court Of Kenya in Kenyan history. Ever since her appointment, the Chief Justice Martha Koome who hails from Meru County has been facing challenges and mounting pressure for her to perform.
In law, void means of no legal effect. An action, document, or transaction which is void is of no legal effect whatsoever: an absolute nullity. Some days ago, the High Court declared the Huduma Namba roll out illegal and unconstitutional on grounds of being in conflict with the Data Protection Act, 2019 l. The Court also ruled that the law wasn’t followed in its roll-out.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that politician Mike Mbuvi Sonko is no longer the Nairobi county governor. The ruling was delivered on Friday where the court said that so no had been out of the county leadership for more than ten months since his impeachment. "APPELLATE COURT rules that Sonko has been out of office for over 10 months and is no longer Nairobi Governor, paves way for Ann Kananu to be sworn in.
Acting Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu will be sworn in as the substantive county boss, according to the Court of Appeal. Former Governor Mike Sonko has been out of office for more than ten months, according to a three-judge panel, and is no longer the governor of Nairobi.
Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which was initiated by president Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga has received a huge boost following emerging reports concerning it's appeal. According to the report from Citizen TV, three citizens have moved to court to also give their views concerning previous ruling against the Bill by High Court judges.
Fred Matiang'i who is the cabinet secretary of interior in Kenya today tweeted on his twitter page that the government will appeal the high court decision of declaring huduma number card illegal. He state that our conviction is that the courts decision is based on the wrong interpretation of the essence and practical intention of the card which is the key Government agenda to digitize service delivery.
The Attorney General Kariuki filled a petition seeking to challenge the Appellate Court ruling on the BBI trojan that punctured the popular initiative behind it, trusted sources have revealed. Photo: Courtesy A month has elapsed since the Court of Appeal withheld the historical ruling by the judges of the Constitutional Court that led to the dramatic halt of "reggae".
Attorney general Paul Kihara in the past event The BBI report was ruled out by the Court of Appeal after in August. This was after the Court found out that the report was unconstitutional and the initiative was done in a wrong way. Many leaders who were supporting the amendment of the Constitution were not happy with the ruling but decided to move on.
Attorney General Kihara Kariuki has appealed the judgement on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) at the Supreme Court. The case sets the stage for another bruising court battle which is likely to raise the stakes in the 2022 succession politics. In his five-point grounds of appeal filed through Solicitor-General Kennedy Ogeto, the AG wants the apex court to overturn the Court of Appeal decision and to declare that the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020 complied with all requirements to warrant a referendum.
According to a Police inspector, Judge Sankale Kentai has been holding meetings with his mistress Sarah Cohen all to cover up on the murder and death of the late Tob Cohen who was killed as well dumped in a septic tank in his own home. The police inspector has revealed that the judge has been having an affair with Sarah Cohen long before the death of Tob Cohen.
High Court judge Justice George Odunga has been on the limelight of Kenyan after President Uhuru Kenyatta,left him out of the appointments to the Court of Appeal, citing that Odunga and six others had integrity issues that blocked their elevations. And now Justice Odunga has termed minimum tax levies introduced by President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee government as unconstitutional.The court also barred the Kenya Revenue Authority from collecting minimum taxes.
Since the collapse of the BBI when the Court of Appeal failed to approve it,its supporters have been at the forefront to revive it claiming that it has to gain approval before the kick-off of the 2022 general elections. The Deputy President,having gained popularity in the country through his fight against the Building Btidges Initiative has also began another battle of wanting to ensure it does not take root in the country.This comes after the ODM party leader Raila Odinga met with other leaders and residents in Limuru,Kiambu County,and spoke of how they would revive the BBI reggae.Kiambu County Governor James Nyoro hosted him.Meeting with residents from his homeplace,Sugoi,he informed them to be self-aware and prepared to fight against the BBI.Instead,he pointed out that the government should be by now fighting for execution of developments in the country rather than the BBI which will only be an avenue for leadership positions and self-benefits.