Association warns Uhuru against attacking Judiciary
The Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association has expressed displeasure on the recent insults, attacks and intimidation on the Judiciary, this time round on the highest court in the country.
In a press conference held at the Supreme Court of Kenya building, the association lead by its President, Justice Hedwig Ong’udi, condemned the insults and intimidation by politicians and state officers.
In the statement read by the association’s General Secretary, Brian Khaemba, they warned the President against leading other politicians in disrespecting the President of the supreme Court and his team.
“In the light of of the forgoing, the KMJA takes great exception to remarks attributed to the top leadership of this country that were made at a political rally which disrespected Judges of the Supreme Court, in particular, the President of this country referring to President of the Supreme Court and other Judges as ‘wakora'(crooks). He went on to make veiled threats against the same Judges based on their decision in the presidential elections case. We note that the same threats have been repeated today at a State House meeting,” read the statement.
The association maintained that they are dedicated to delivering justice as described in their oath of office to respect, protect and uphold the rule of law, and since Judiciary is an independent body which is protected by the constitution, they will not give in to pressure by individuals.
Representing the association at the conference was the association President, Justice Hedwig Ong’udi, Brian Khaemba, Derrick Kuto, Godfrey Oduor, and Sinkiyan Tobiko.
The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been accused of attacking Supreme Court Judges following nullification of his re-election on basis that the presidential elections were marred with irregularities.
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