RUTO says he is ready to dialogue with CJ MARTHA KOOME over corruption in the Judiciary – See RAILA’s reaction

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - President William Ruto has today said he is ready to dialogue with Chief Justice Martha Koome over endemic corruption in the Judiciary.

Speaking in Nandi on Tuesday, Ruto said he is more than ready, hours after CJ stated that she is ready to dialogue with the president to end the current war of words between the Executive and Judiciary.

“Mimi nataka nimwambie madam Chief Justice mimi niko tayari kwa hayo mazungumzo,” Ruto said Tuesday in Nandi.

He has, however, said the discussion will involve the leadership of the three arms of government.

“Mkutano kati ya executive mimi nikiongoza, judiciary ikiongozwa na Chief Justice and legislature led by the Speakers. I am ready for the conversation on how we are going to deal with vested interests, incompetence, and corruption,” Ruto said.

He said regardless of whether the vice exists in the government, it has continued to delay, derail, and sabotage the progress and the potential of the country.

The head of state noted that they are committed to fully addressing the problem which he said has continued to affect the potential of the country.

He argued that the nation has continued to lag because of poor leadership, bad governance, and corruption.

However, Raila Odinga who is the opposition leader, has opposed the dialogue between Koome and Ruto, saying this will compromise the independence of the Judiciary.

“Chief Justice Martha Koome says she wants to dialogue with Ruto. That will mark the start of compromising. 

"There is no need for the Judiciary to hold talks with Ruto. The law says that if you disagree with a court decision you appeal," Raila stated.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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