Judiciary under fire over voter listing deadline extension

Judiciary under fire over voter listing deadline extension
Devolution cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and Kieni lawmaker Kanini Kega

Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri, and Kieni Member of Parliament, Kanini Kega, have criticized the Judiciary after the extension of voter listing by the court.

Speaking during a press conference, Kiunjuri said that the Judiciary is biased and making judgments in favor of the opposition.

Kiunjuri alleged that the Judiciary is acting against the other arms of the government saying that the country needs a referendum to reform the core duties of the justice system in the country.

“The only worry is how the courts are behaving. That is the reason we must make sure we go for another referendum. We cannot have a Judiciary that cannot be trusted by Kenyans, a Judiciary that has already taken sides, they are already working for the opposition and we know this,” lamented the CS.

On his part, Kieni MP, Kanini Kega, said that they are concerned with the judgments and pronouncements made by particular Judges ahead of the August polls.

Kega said that the Judiciary is overstepping its mandate urging them to interpret the law without favor or intimidation from either the government or the opposition.

“We have a feeling that they are overstepping their mandate, we make laws as Members of Parliament and they must interpret those laws the way we make them. They cannot be making laws, we are letting them know that we are on the lookout, it is very unfortunate because they hold the key in terms of interpreting the Constitution but we are very much concerned, ” he said.

The two appealed to the courts to act independently and avoid being swayed by their political backgrounds.

Written by Ronald Kibet

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