High Court judge Justice Weldon Korir whose recommendation to the Court of Appeal by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was rejected by President Uhuru Kenyatta recently has been transferred to Kabarnet/Kapenguria High Court from the Constitutional & Human Rights court in Milimani. This announcement has been made by the Chief Justice Martha Koome through the official communication and a total of 23 judges have been affected by the recent reshuffles across the country.
The stalemate between the head of state president Uhuru Kenyatta and the Judiciary has taken a new twist, with calls for his arrest for allegedly defying orders from the court. It has also emerged that the president has allegedly issued a plea that the case made before them by Katiba Institute should not be heard.
Apartments in Ruaka. [Photo: YouTube] Margaret Wanja Muthui, the deputy director at the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) is in the eye of a storm over financial impropriety. The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) raised alarm over Ksh374.5 million linked to Muthui.
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James Wakiaga who is a High Court Judge has today issued a temporary order that bars Okoth Obado the Migori governor from selling his assets that include his house and two poshy cars that is a Toyota Land Cruiser and a V8.This is because of the pending court hearing of his ongoing cases.
A year ago, Migori governor Okoth Obado was seized over the 73.4 million corruption.He was later released on 8.75 million cash bail. In a ruling today by the High Court Judges James Wakiaga, the governor has been stopped from accessing his county office till the case is concluded.
There is no doubt that the relationship between the executive under President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Judiciary arm of government under Chief Justice David Maraga has been strained. The case has especially been so during president Uhuru Kenyatta's second term into office and most specifically after the nullification of the 2017 presidential election by the Supreme Court, with supreme Court president David Maraga delivering the historic judgement. And now, there is a major blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta after
Yet another high ranking official has been at the centre of graft allegations. Margaret Wanja Muthui, the Deputy Director of Supply Chain management at the Kenya Rural Roads Authority is in the spotlight. This is after the sale of her properties, worth Ksh 264 million, was barred by the High Court amidst allegations that they had been acquired illegally.
Court Rules that BBI is unconstitutional, says Uhuru acted in excess of his powers when he initiated the law amendment process.The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party associated with Deputy President William Ruto has intensified grassroots campaigns to recruit members in the South Rift region ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Former Nairobi County governor Mike Sonko has breathed a sigh of relief after the High Court ruling temporarily suspended a Ksh 10 million graft case against him. The former County chief has been on and off the courts with the graft case pitching him allegedly having been committed between January 10 and 19, 2019 within the city, while he was the governor.
(Photo File/President Uhuru Kenyatta) As all eyes are set on the ongoing BBI case which President Uhuru Kenyatta among other BBI instigators are attached to, fresh details have emerged over the 6 sidelined Judges. This comes after Cj Martha Koome on Monday 28th of June appointed 3 Judges; Justices James Wakiaga, William Musyoka and George Dulu, to hear case filed against President Uhuru Kenyatta citing the President violated the Constitution by locking out 6 Judges.
A few weeks ago, the High Court ruled that the prosecution of the six judges left out by President Uhuru during his appointment of judges to superior courts should be stopped. It also warned the state against making public the charges levelled against them by NIS. And now as per reports, a bench of three judges have been appointed by Chief Justice Martha Koome, to hear and determine a case filed against President Uhuru's decision to leave them out during his appointment of judges to superior courts.
The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mr Haji Noordin has suffered another blow after a High court ruling.The high court has dismissed Haji's application that he was seeking to have a case by the Busia Governor Ojaamong.
A high court ordered the confiscation of more than 45 million silas owned by a businessman accused of smuggling cigarettes in Uganda on Thursday. Judge James Wakiaga ruled that Josphat Kamau had given the opportunity to explain the source of the funds deposited in the Equity Bank #ticker: EQTY 3 accounts, but could not give a satisfactory answer.
Standard Chartered Bank Has Terminated Two Accounts Linked With Trader In Kshs1.61 Billion NYS Probe
Standard Chartered Bank has terminated two bank accounts linked to companies of a trader said to have received Sh1.61 billion from National Youth Service (NYS). In a report sent to Assets Recovery Agency (ARA), the lender alleged it was terminating two bank accounts that received about Sh4.3 million by June 30, prompting Assets Recovery Agency to get an order for the money to be wired to its KCB bank account .
The bank accounts of three organizations connected to a Nairobi businessman suspected of embezzling cash from the National Youth Service have been frozen by the High Court. James Thuita Nderitu is the owner of the accounts Active Electronics Africa Limited, First Supplies, and Ameritrade Limited. Nderitu is one among the people accused of stealing money from the NYS.
The multi-million shilling graft case against Migori Governor Okoth Obado and his associates will be heard in Nairobi following refusal by a judge to transfer it to Migori.
The head of state, H.E Uhuru Mwigai Kenyatta is not fully immune to litigation for his action or inaction while still serving as the president of Kenya. In today's ruling, the high court judges James Wakiaga, George Dulu and William Musyoka found that the Constitution does not shield the president in any way from being channelled to a judicial review court even when in office. The judges clearly pointed out that the head of state should not be sued in person but through the Attorney General. "We are questioning
The High Court has dismissed an application to have Migori Governor Okoth Obado's corruption case (with other county officials) transferred to Migori Law Courts.
Former Chief Justice David Maraga who is regarded to as a no nonsense judge has again hit hard on the president. Speaking on a national TV during an interview on January 14th the retired Chief Justice has said that the first in command has gone against the Constitution he swore to protect. He said that Kenya is a Constitution govern nation and thus the first in command is not protected by the document rather he has to work within the document "There were three court orders directing him (Uhuru) to appoint 41