Since the executive under President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Judiciary under the retired Chief Justice David Maraga broke lose due to the presidential results nullification, things have never been the same again for those two bodies even after Martha Koome taking over the Chief Justice position. Both the Judiciary and Executive have been frustrating each other and again today, Martha Koome's Judiciary made a ruling that will definitely not go down well with President Uhuru Kenyatta's government.
High Court Rules In Favor Of the President The High Court of Kenya has bared the Judicial Service Commission from acting upon President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reasons not to appoint the six judicial officers. The sitting judge who is Justice James Makau also temporarily barred the investigation, prosecution, or and any consideration of any petition concerning the six pending the determination of a suit which was filed by Benard Okello who is a renowned advocate of the high court.
Justice George Odunga. Machakos based Jurist George Odunga has made a ruling for a DNA test to be conducted in a case whereby a couple were fighting for the rightful custody of the child. In a story covered by the Standard newspaper, the couple in question both claimed to be the rightful custodians of the minor despite each of them now dating other spouses.
Welcome to today's 21st September. In Daily Nation today. The major headlines focuses on the return of Martha Karua ,also known as the 'iron lady' due to her hard and firm stand. Karua has been out of politics since she lost Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat to Anne Waiguru ofJubilee.Yesterday, a section of politicians led by Kiunjuri ,Kabogo and Moses Kuria all agreed to have Martha Karua as the spokesperson for the people of Mt.
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.
Today, being the final day of submissions at the court of appeal, the defense team are trying very hard to make sure that the ruling made by the high court on the Building Bridges Initiatives, commonly known as BBI is not overturn. According to senior council Dr John Khaminiwa, he submitted that, the president of the republic of Kenya having ignored most of the court orders should never be entertain.
The high court judge Justice George Odunga has ruled that section 12D of the income tax act is unconstitutional. The rule has consequently barred Kenya Revenue Authority from further implementing it. The minimum tax is a base income tax introduced by the government through the Finance act 2020 payable by all persons whether they make profit or not.
High court judge justice Odunga declaration that the minimum tax provisions was unconstitutional and the minimum tax guidelines void,has been received with reactions from netizens. The judge has also issued an order restraining Kenya revenue authority from implementing, further implementing, or enforcing the provisions of section 12D of the income tax act.
The hearing of the BBI appeal case entered it's fourth day on Friday 2nd July. Lawyers opposed to the BBI appeal case are making their final submissions to the court of appeal makes its ruling on a date yet to be announced. Senior council John Khaminwa started by urging the judges of the court of Appeal not to take note of the appeal application filed by president Uhuru kenyatta concerning the BBI process.
The Sixs Rejected judges by President Uhuru Kenyatta are pondering on their next move after are at a loss on how to proceed. The rejected judges, Justice Aggrey Muchelule, Justice Weldon Korir, Justice George Odunga, and Justice Joel Ngugi may be victims of dirty Politics as their names clean as no formal petitions had filed against them.
President Uhuru has been at the focal point of each discussion in the previous few days following a progression of occasions that have not gone down well with a larger part of Kenyans. There has been developing opposition, particularly in his Mt Kenya lawn with a segment of pioneers and local people blaming his administration.
The President recently appointed 34 judges out of the 40 candidates nominated by the judicial services and rejected six. This was due to the judges failing to meet the threshold required. Here are the six judges that were turned down. Justice George Odunga Justice Odunga is the Presiding judge in Machakos High court.
Two police cops accused of killing a suspect while in remand in Matungulu in Machakos County, have pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder. The two officers identified as Erick Odhiambo Amollo and Cornelius Ndambuki Munyao, were today on Wednesday taken before Justice George Odunga in Machakos.
The head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta's appointment of 34 new judges seems to have received a stumbling block after a petition being filed in court. The petition filed on Friday morning, just a day after the president had gazetted the appointments is seeking to have the appointments revoked.
A Machakos court has granted Ksh6 million in compensation to a Kenyatta University lecturer whose wife died in a road accident ten years ago. Judge George Odunga of the Machakos High Court ordered Bash Hauliers Limited and a Ms Jeninan Munini, the wife of one Fred Kinyamasyo, to pay Dr Joshua Mulinge Itumo for the death of his wife Damaris Nduku in a judgement handed down on Wednesday.
Judge Odunga of Machakos High Court has finally ruled on the case that included a Kenyatta University lecturer, Dr. Joshua Mulinge Itumo and Bash Hauliers Limited. The lecturer had petitioned in court seeking compensation of her spouse, Damaris Nduku whom he lost due to a road accident 10 years ago.
The Rarieda member of Parliament Senior Council Hon. Otiende Amolo has taken on the jubilee government led by the president in the issue of the appointment judges. Yesterday the president appointed a section of judges to serve in different capacities in different ranks of courts. In the list which was gazetted by the head of state, names of high court judges Joel Ngugi and Justice Odunga were missing.
Today in Machakos Law Courts, two police officers who were accused of killing a suspect who was under their custody at KBC police station in Matungulu, Machakos County pleaded not guilty of the murder offense. The two are Erick Odhiambo and Cornelius Ndambuki Munyao. They were today arraigned before Justice George Odinga In Machakos Law Courts
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sworn in 34 judges of the court of appeal whom he approved yesterday. Notable however is that Odunga and Joel Ngugi were left out completely and the rest sworn in. The association of judges has however protested the move as unfortunate and ill advised as the president ought to have appointed all the judges.
The high court has declared the minimum tax provisions unconstitutional and the minimum tax guidelines void. The judge has issued an order restraining Kenya revenue authority from implementing or enforcing the provisions of section twelve of the income tax act. The government was going to charge businesses tax regardless of whether they made a profit or not in the proposed minimum tax.