The Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi has accused the newly sworn-in Chief Justice Martha Koome of making the Judicial system feeble.
According to Havi, the move by Koome to bow down to the president by conceding to the rejection by Uhuru Kenyatta of four judges and two Magistrates has rendered the Judicial service weak.
“Chief Justice Martha Koome has weakened the Judiciary by conceding to the rejection by Uhuru Kenyatta of four Judges and two Magistrate,” Havi said in a Tweet.
Havi, who has expressed his interest in contesting for a Parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Election urged Koome to emulate the stand by her predecessor David Maraga.
“LSK supported Maraga throughout due to his stand where he maintained that it was all 40 judges or none,” Have said.
Havi said this after President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, May 3, appointed 34 judges out of the 40 judges recommended by the Judicial Service Commission.
Approximately two years ago, former CJ David Maraga forwarded a list of 40 judges, who the president took his sweet time in appointing.
However, in a gazette notice, the president left out four judges including Justice Joel Ngugi and Geroge Odinga who were among the 5-judge bench of the High Court that recently quashed the BBI bill.
The move has raised mixed reactions at a time when Uhuru is at loggerhead with the judiciary over the nullification of the 2017 presidential election as well as the recent quashing of the BBI bill.
City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi on his part has requested the CJ to move with speed and hold talks with the Head of State to appoint all the judge’s failure to which the appointed one should boycott swearing in until all the 40 have been appointed.
“I think the CJ must have an emergency meeting and resolve unanimously to engage President Uhuru Kenyatta with one agenda,
“Appoint al the 40 judges or none will come for swearing in at State House,” he said.