"All petitions challenging president Uhuru Kenyatta's dropping of the six judges should be dropped" Martha Koome announced yesterday 25 July in what has caught the attention of law moguls. Law Society of Kenya Nelson Havi has scattered Chief Justice Martha Koome's statement accusing her of undermining the elected leaders of bodies that are players in the justice sector.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has come into the Defense of President Uhuru in a case against him by Katiba Institute. According to a report by the Nation Chief Justice Martha Koome has asked the Katiba Institute to drop a case which they had filed against President Uhuru Kenyatta demanding him to appoint the remaining 6 Judges in June.
CJ Koome courtesy Facebook Kimilili member of Parliament Hon Didimus Barasa has now sent strong message to lady justice Martha Koome. MP Barasa's remarks was after CJ Koome in her press statement on the dramatic arrest of High judges Juma Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule by the DCI officers over claims of bribery.
Senior counsel and chairman of the counsels association lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has this afternoon spoken about the crisis in the judiciary. Abdullahi famously known as the "Grand Mulla" has come in defense of chief justice Martha Koome following her statement on the arrest of two judges last week.
Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi has broken his silence over the latest decision made by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya Lady Justice Martha Koome saying that Koome's move does not mean that she is being bullied by the executive but she is just being held accountable.
Kenyan Lawyer quite famous on Twitter who also serves as litigation director at the Open Society Justice Initiative in London has reacted to reports doing rounds in the mainstream media of Chief Justice Martha Koome decide to dismiss cases of 6 judges who were not approved by Uhuru on flimsy reasons.
CJ Martha Koome. Senior Council Paul Muite has been among law makers who have played a major role to deliver justice in these country. He has been in the fore front of fighting for the laws governing farmers to be revised. In one of his earlier posts he had requested the Judiciary to work on the laws governing potatoe farming.
Barely weeks after being appointed as the chief justice of the republic of Kenya, Hon. Martha Koome is already facing critisms from politicians and members of law fraternity especially those perceived to be allied to deputy president William Ruto. The first move that has irked many is the request made by Chief Justice Koome to the Linda Katiba institute to drop the case which they filed against president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ahmednasir Lectures CJ, Claims That She is Still in Honeymoon, Reminds Her What Court Needs Urgently
City Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has attacked CJ Martha Koome over the state of courts. He claims that Koome is still in honeymoon and should get out and address the so demanding issues currently. He reminds him that the court is so stretched and the number of judges are less.
In her grounds of opposition to the court, Koome says the case filled by Katiba institute is bad in law, fatally defective and an abuse of the court process. The petition by Katiba was filled last year in june when the president had refused to appoint 41 judges but last month they filled a new application when the president left out six judges from the list.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has scolded Chief Justice (CJ) Martha Koome, telling her that the Judiciary has no option but to stand the scrutiny of MPs. Muturi who addressed Koome in a letter, chided the CJ, reminding her that the Judiciary is not exempt from the scrutiny of the Parliament and that any member of the Judiciary summoned before the National Assembly should appear before it without hesitating.
Weeks after Chief Justice Martha Koome released a statement asking President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint the 6 High court judges that he had rejected, the CJ seems to have changed tune on the issue. In a report via the Nation, Koome has backed President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to reject the 6 after she asked the High Court to dismiss a case filed by activist group Katiba Institute, seeking to compel Mr Kenyatta to approve nomination of the six judges.
LSK president has today given Koome a stern warning over the independence of Judiciary. According to LSK President Nelson Havi the current chief justice Martha Koome does not guard the independence of judiciary but being influence by other arms of the government like executive. This comes after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Chief Justice Martha Koome have asked the court to dismiss a petition challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to reject the nominations of six judges.
On a statement released on her official Twitter handle, Koome said that no formal report has been made to her as the Head of the Judiciary or the Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission. The arrest of the two High Court Judges, Said Juma Chitembwe and Andrew Muchelule has aslo been condemned by the Senior Counsel Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi who has claimed that Jubilee Party under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta is so fearful of what the Judiciary as become on matters independency and what they can now do is to arrest the judges.
The 6 judges who were referred back to the Judicial Service Commission have suffered a major betrayal after Chief Justice Koome dropping the case to defend them. Chief Justice Koome asked the High Court to drop the case which was filed by one of the notorious activists asking Uhuru to nominate them for he had no rights to stop them.
Photo: Some of the six judges left out by President Uhuru Kenyatta on his appointment for superior courts. Chief Justice Martha Karambu Koome wants to file a case to compel President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint six judges who were not included in the recent appointments that were rejected.
Kenyans React After CJ Koome Makes A U-turn And Orders High Court To Dismiss The Case Against Uhuru.
The government is made up of three main arms which are the judiciary, tje executive and the legislature. These three arms of government are independent and work hand in hand to ensure smooth running of the government. In the recent past there has been a tag-of-war between the main arms of government which are the judiciary and the executive.
The LSK boss Nelson as called the appointment of Martha Koome as the chief as the biggest mistake ever to have been in made. Through his statement on social media, he stated that Kenyans will have to accept her for the next 10 years. He stated this while addressing the Soy constituency Mp.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has urged judges to continue dispensing their duties without fear, saying the independence of the Judiciary and their constitutional duties are protected by the Constitution. Chief Justice Martha Koome says her office has not received any report disclosing why two judges, Aggrey Muchelule and Said Chitembwe, were arrested on Thursday, July 22.
Ever since she assumed office, Chief Justice Martha Koome has been advocating for the independence of the Judiciary, and differed with the Executive on matters revolving around the Judiciary and the staff. A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced through a gazette notice appointment of judges as approved by JSC and leaving out six of them, the Katiba Institute moved to High Court to compel the president to appoint the six judges.