Kenyatta facing criticism over EACC Amendment Bill
President Uhuru Kenyatta is facing mounting pressure over a Bill passed by Parliament that seeks to fire bosses from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
President Kenyatta is hearing vocal opposition to the passing of the Bill from legal organizations. Those leading the charge include Law Society of Kenya, Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ), Law Society of Kenya, National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and Transparency International (TI).
Led by the executive director of Transparency International (TI) Samuel Kimeu, the organizations voiced their criticism of the Bill on Sunday, July 12, 2015.
They further claimed that they have been asking the President to reject that amendment but all in vain and for that reason they will be sending a petition to him Moday, July 13, 2015.
On the other hand, President Kenyatta is also facing criticism from the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) principal Raila Odinga who spoke on the issue after a football match at Nyayo stadium on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
On his speech Odinga, claimed that the National Assembly has not been representing the people who elected them.
Reports indicate that President Kenyatta would be unlikely to sign off on the Bill as it would render the EACC useless.
Many of the Members of Parliament that voted to sack the bosses from the EACC were also named in the ‘List of Shame’.
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