Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has once again thrown a shade at President Uhuru Kenyatta, suggesting that he needs him (the lawyer) and Deputy President William Ruto before 2022. Formerly a staunch supporter of the president, the lawyer has since abandoned him for the DP, and has been repeatedly mocking him lately, laughing at him for among others, leading a dead political party.
Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is an initiative which was formed by Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018 for the purpose of ending the long time political difference's. The High Court of Kenya under 5 benches of judges termed BBI as an initiative that is unconstitutional.
Photo Courtesy. Former Deputy Director of Intelligence Stephen Mureithi passed on yesterday after a long battle with illness. The old man passed away with so much pain in his heart after his case stalled. Mureithi was a long-time friend of President Moi with the two reported to have been business partners.
Former Chief Justice David Maraga has renewed his war of words with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake ally the former prime minister Raila Odinga for their intimidation tactics on the Judiciary. Maraga recently aired his views on Uhuru's failure to appoint the judges that had been approved by the Judicial service commission with the president claiming the judges had integrity issues according to a report by the National intelligence service.
After all the pain the Executive has caused the Judiciary in recent memory, Chief Justice Martha Koome has asked Kenyans not to be concerned if they see her having a cup of tea with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Koome stated that the Judiciary is not an island that can function independently, noting that it requires the Executive to function properly.
The Former Chief Justice David Maraga has joined his successor Lady Justice Martha Koome in paying tribute to the late Zambia's Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima. The mother of five served as the first female Chief Justice of Zambia from 2015 until her death. According to reports from Zambia, Mambilima lost her life on June 20th during an official visit to Egypt.
Newly appointed Chief Justice and the president of the Supreme Court of Kenya Lady Justice Martha Koome on Monday hosted delegates from the European Union Embassy who paid a courtesy call to her office at the Supreme Court buildings. The more than five dignitaries were led by the Chargée d’Affaires Katrin Hagemann.
Former Chief Justice, David Maraga is has lamented that the Judiciary, which is currently under New leadership - is at a crossroads as they are facing one of the toughest battles - fighting for their independence. While speaking on Thursday, June 17, Maraga stated that the judges will continue to receive threats no matter the outcome of any ruling.
Questions have been raised on who is to blame as the High Court continues to deal blows to President Uhuru Kenyatta by overturning his decisions terming them as unconstitutional. Yesterday, Judge James Makau overturned an order issued by President Kenyatta earlier last year placing the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) under the Attorney General's Office.
Kenyan's have continued complaining of the increasing number of criminals who are targeting them in their day to day activities. Some statements of some Kenyan's were captured saying, "Avoid the general 680 Hotel, Bruce House areas of Standard Street all the way Jubilee Insurance to City Hall and up to Supreme Court especially past 7:30pm since there is a group pf gangs of about 4-6 guys who are mugging people."
Chief Justice Martha Koome hosted a delegation from the United Nations Office in Nairobi led by the UN Director General Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura and the UN Resident Coordinator Dr. Stephen Jackson, when they paid her a courtesy call at the Supreme Court. CJ Koome: We celebrate the appointment of seven judges to the Court of Appeal, but it is a bitter sweet ceremony as we remember the four judges, who should have been with us, but for reasons not known to us, they are not with us.
Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Sholei speaking to the members of the press. Uasin Gishu County Woman Representative Gladys Boss Sholei, has claimed that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report bill is dead and cannot be revived by the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court.
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has made another controversial declaration, this time revealing an alleged plan to see to it that the proposed law changes are made before elections. He is among the prominent persons who have been fully behind the proposed constitutional changes led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.
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Picture for illustrative purpose. "Should we have a constitutional amendment initiative in the near future I think we should consider having Chief Justice elected by judges - like the Pope. "Picture for illustrative purpose. This is according to Deputy President William Ruto's top ally and Economist David Ndii as he posted it on his twitter hurdle.
Central Organization of Traders Union (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has caused public uproar after declaring that 2022 elections will not be conducted in case Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is nullified. According to Atwoli, 2022 elections will be determined by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court's BBI ruling.
Francis Atwoli, the secretary-general of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU), has proposed that the country's next general elections, scheduled for 2022, be postponed by a year. The workers' leader, who is also a well-known power broker in the country, claims that holding elections before the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is passed is pointless.
If the BBI Constitution Amendment Bill passes, Secretary General Francis Atwoli of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) has announced that the 2022 elections would be postponed for a year. At a news conference in Nakuru County on Thursday, June 16, Atwoli indicated that he and all interested parties will accept the court's judgments.
Talking during a press address on Thursday, June 16, in Nakuru County, Atwoli expressed that he and invested individuals would regard the choices by the courts. He, in any case, noticed that the 2022 races would be deferred if both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court governed the archive was invalid and void.
ODM Chief Raila Odinga has challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta to explain why he vetoed the appointments of the six judges approved by the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). In a statement, the former premier weighed in the current dispute between the judiciary and the executive. He insisted that Kenyans need an explanation of why things are not running the way they should.
The newly appointed Supreme Court Judge Justice William Ouko speaking with members of the press. The newly appointed Supreme Court Judge Justice William Ouko, has joined other legal experts in calling up the President to appoint the six Nominated Judges which he left out in his recent appointment of 34 Judges.