Panic in the Judiciary as RUTO threatens to expose rogue Judicial officers being used by cartels to sabotage him

Friday January 5, 2024
 - President William Ruto has threatened to expose a section of Judicial officers accused of perpetuating corruption and sabotaging his agenda. 

In a statement to Kenyans, Ruto, through State House Spokesperson, Hussein Mohamed, insisted that it was his duty to expose and hold a section of judicial officers enabling graft, accountable.

"Corruption, whether within the Judiciary, the Executive or the Legislature and, indeed, among the general public must not find refuge behind the shield of judicial independence. It is our duty to expose and hold accountable those who engage in corrupt practices whoever they maybe and wherever they are," Hussein stated.

“We are back to the clamour for Judiciary reforms last witnessed during President Mwaki Kibaki's tenure when it was said: ‘Why pay for a lawyer’s services when you can pay a judge?’ We must never allow the return of such impunity in Kenya,” he added.

While defending the new push to expose corrupt judicial officers, Hussein indicated that the President would be protecting the Constitution and protecting the citizens from judicial misconduct.

At the same time, Hussein dismissed sentiments raised by the Law Society of Kenya condemning the President's sentiments.

Hussein, however, insisted that Ruto was a firm believer in judicial independence citing various reforms instituted by the Head of State since assuming power.

“We, however, agree with the Law Society of Kenya that Executive impunity is unacceptable. However, legislative impunity, by its own measure, is also unacceptable and so is judicial impunity,” he stated.

Ruto has attracted criticism following his remarks against the Judiciary.

The Head of State vowed to soldier on with his Affordable Housing agenda and Social Health care plan which have all been challenged in court. 


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