National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Prosecutor Director Noordin Haji and Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi on Friday urged the executive branch to respect the independence of the judiciary and called for talks to resolve the differences between the executive, parliament and judiciary.
This follows from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s refusal to appoint six judges recommended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
“If we As we approach the next elections, we emphasize the need to live under the rule of law. As a parliament, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the judiciary fulfills its mandate, “said Muturi at the swearing-in of Judge Daniel Musinga as President of the Court of Appeal.
The event was also the presiding judge Martha Koome, the Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki and the Chief Chancellor of Justice Anne Amadi attended, among others.
Mr. Muturi emphasized the need for the three government arms to meet and iron out their differences.
< p> “I look forward to an opportunity for all three government arms to retreat in the coming months that will allow us to understand each other and share technical experiences and best practices,” he noted.
Mr. Haji defended the courts, saying that justice must remain inviolable, as must the judiciary.
“Accusations aimed at attacking the integrity of the judiciary fencing should not be charged as this will lead to a loss of confidence, not only in relation to the judiciary but also in relation to the government, “said the DPP.
” We are a democratic country and everyone has the right , to critisize. Even the executive can criticize others, but we have to do it constructively, “he added.
The LSK boss accused President Kenyatta of imprisoning the courts and not respecting the separation of powers.
“The remaining four judges on the Court of Appeal must be sworn in and sworn in pronto in the Official Gazette. President Kenyatta should not expose the judiciary and people of Kenya to his endemic, unmitigated violation of the Constitution and contempt for the rule of law,” Havi said. p>
A spokesman after the speaker praised Justice Musinga for his commitment to the rule of law and urged him not to dance to the whims of “some kidnapper”.
Justice Musinga swore true to his oath to stay.
“I would like to assure everyone, and especially my colleagues who have done me this honor, of my commitment to keep the oath I have taken, to uphold the highest standards of honesty and to fulfill my duties transparently, fairly and fairly to the best of my knowledge and belief, and to uphold the principles of the Kenyan constitution, ”said Justice Musinga.
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