Justice John Mativo a judge of the High Court of Kenya has made a powerful landmark ruling. Justice Mativo has made it clear that the retrial of all sexual offenders across the country must begin immediately. According to Justice Mativo, the convicts of such sentences are at liberty to petition court for a review of their sentences.
Following the announcement of High Court (Mombasa) orders directing that persons convicted and imprisoned for sexual offences are at liberty to petition the High Court for mitigation and re-sentencing, Kenyans are now eager. According to Justice John Mativa, sentencing offenders is still a discretionary power exercised by the court and entails deliberation of the appropriate sentence.
Justice John Mativo a judge of the High Court of Kenya in Mombasa has made a major ruling on matters revolving around the Wiper party nominations list. The court has ordered IEBC to gazette the name of Abubakar Talib and struck out the name of Lucas Mulinge. Here is a link: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2022-09-11-court-orders-iebc-to-gazette-talib-as-wiper-nominated-mp/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter
The Mombasa High Court denied a motion to withdraw a complaint attempting to prevent former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sоnkо from running for governor of Mombasa in the August 9 elections. Justice John Mativo denied the petitioner's request to withdraw the petition on Tuesday, May 24, ruling that their plea did not meet the required conditions for the case to be dismissed.
On Tuesday, May 24, Justice John Mativo denied the petitioner's request to withdraw the petition, finding that their plea did not fulfill the required conditions for the matter to be dismissed. Despite one of the petitioners withdrawing from the lawsuit, Justice Mativo ordered that it be heard and decided.
Legal Fireworks In Court As Popular Lawyer Destroys The Notion That Junet & Waweru are BBI Promoters
Photo Courtesy. The BBI Appeal Case has so far witnessed lots of fireworks in court with top legal minds battling it out to try and salvage the situation. Earlier today Elias Mutuma, who is representing the third-way alliance made his submissions as he tackled the Notion that Junet Mohammed and Denis Waweru were the promoters of the BBI.
Raila Odinga With Lawyer Paul Mwangi.The ruling by the five bench judges of the high court has continued to attract reactions from various quarters.Although Raila himself said that people should seize from attacking the Judiciary, his lawyer, Paul Mwangi, has continued to express his dissatisfaction with the high court judgement which dismissed the BBI bill.
A disturbing trend has developed in Mombasa where court files for active cases have been going missing in the hands of court staff. High Court Judge, Justice John Mativo, states that files were disappearing in unclear circumstances, with a web of powerful individuals believed to be behind the new vice.
Attorney General Kariuki Kihara and Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho are now walking a tight rope after a court ordered the two to appear before it regarding a shooting incident that happened on Mombasa road. The duo risk a jail term for contempt of court with the summons and the looming jail term set to be initiated by the government failure to pay Ksh 5.3 million to Lucy Nduta who had sued the two over the death of a relative.
President Uhuru Kenyatta. Photo: State House Kenya. Source: Facebook. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been dealt a major blow following the High Court's ruling on the directive he had issued earlier on. The president had directed both state agencies and ministries to discontinue their involvement and engagement with external lawyers unless the Attorney General approves such engagements. However, the High Court has suspended the directive. According to High Court judge Justice Mativo, a review of the judicial proceedings
The High Court has declined to stay the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's order to exclude former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko from running for Governor of Mombasa in the August 9 elections. However, Justice John Mativo of Mombasa determined that issuing the injunction without first hearing all of the parties on the merits would be problematic since it would interfere with other existing cases.
As the country battles against the corona virus, the government through the Communication Authority has been granted the right to monitor the social media life.The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has been seeking authority from the court to install a mass surveillance system that can monitor all phone conversations. However, it was allowed by the Court of Appeal to install it. This is bad news to millions of Kenyan social media users as no chat that will remain private.The ruling was delivered by a th
Veteran journalist Tony Gachoka has today revealed the groups that are actively destroying the fight against corruption in Kenya. Via his Twitter account, the former KTN journalist alleges that a click of well oiled lawyers and an enabling Judiciary are the ones aiding corruption in Kenya. Gachoka has put forth these claims after the ruling by High Court in which Justice Mativo suspended President Uhuru's order which required all State institutions to end engagements with private law firms in a period of 21
Chief Justice David Maraga has done it again. On Monday September 21st, he yet again entered into good books after writing to the president petitioning him to dissolve the 12th parliament for failing to enact the controversial two-thirds gender rule. Despite several court orders and datelines issued by the court for the August house to pass that essential bill, the bill flopped four times on the floor of the National assembly since 2010 when the new constitution came into play. In his last ruling on this matter,
The high court has asked the Parliamentarians to return the house allowances that have been enjoying for the last one year. The court further says it was unconstitutional for the senators and MPs to take those money since the SRC (Salary and Remmuniration Commission) had filed the case before against it. It's reported that the money has accrued up to 2.9 billions and each MP or senator is supposed to pay 7 millions shillings to the government treasury. The new directive from the court is expected to elicit a
The communication authority has won in an appeal case on the high court ruling by Justice Mativo that had stopped the government from implementing a plan to create a Data Management System, DSM, meant to monitor the mobile networks. The three interested parties, safaricom, airtel and telkom, failed to provide substantive evidence of how the system once operational would spy on their consumers private information. The high court had outlawed the development of the system but the court of appeal in it's rulin
(Dr. Oyatsi Photo Courtesy) Early this year Dr. Oyatsi sued the Medical board’s disciplinary committee after ot found Oyatsi guilty of overdosing the baby by using four different medications concurrently, which worsened her condition. The highly respected paediatric neurologist Donald Oyatsi is now facing a possible negligence case that might end in a multi-million shilling payout for his mishandling of a young kid with seizures. This happened after Justice Mativo threw out his case. The judge cited that the
The BBI battle is taking a U-turn on who is on the right track and who is on the wrong track.Many questions have started raising from political experts.Might the BBI have been initiated to suit a few politician's interests or Is It for the benefit of all Kenyans?