It appears President Uhuru Kenyatta will continue receiving blow after blow from the judiciary.
Today, June 11, the High Court ruled that the Nairobi Metropolitan Service, formed by President Uhuru is unconstitutional and illegal.
This followed a petition filed by the Law Society of Kenya(LSK) arguing that NMS was not a body established or recognized in law.
This is the second time the High Court is ruling on the illegality of NMS, Which is headed by General Mohammed Badi.
On June 18, 2020, Justice Hellen Wasilwa ruled that the Nairobi Metropolitan Service is unconstitutional following a petition by activist Okiyah Omtata.
The judge directed NMS to rectify the illegality within 90 days, and days later, she changed her tune, saying NMS was properly constituted.
This angered LSK President Nelson Havi, prompting them to file another petition.
“How? Some things cannot be explained even when you get enraged,” Havi reacted.
This ruling comes as one among the series of blows that President Uhuru has been receiving from the High Court.
The most recent one is the declaration that the Executive order No 1 issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta is unconstitutional.
On June 10, Justice James Makau ruled that President Uhuru’s order, seeking to place the judiciary, its commissions and tribunals under the executive as unconstitutional.
Before this, the High Court had also ruled against President Uhuru when they declared the BBI report null and void.
On May 14, a 5-Judge bench led by Justice Joel Ngugi termed Uhuru and Raila’s efforts to amend the constitution as illegal.
Earlier, the High Court also ruled against Uhuru’s gazette notice seeking to transfer the Kenya Meat Commission from the Ministry of Agriculture to that of defence.
However, the Head of State sticked to his plan, he went ahead and launched the new Kenya Meat Commission that is now under the military.
The rulings have left a bad taste in the mouths of President Uhuru and the judiciary.