THE JUDICIARY IS AIDING & ABETTING EXECUTIVE IMPUNITY IN KENYA!

PRESS STATEMENT

THE JUDICIARY IS AIDING & ABETTING EXECUTIVE IMPUNITY IN KENYA!

Dear Kenyans,
The Judiciary under the leadership of the Chief Justice Martha Koome has today
appalled us and made a mockery of its constitutional role by presiding over the
7.00am swearing in of 50 illegal Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) despite
an active case. The case, challenging the appointments of CAS, was due for a
mention today at 9.00am.

The Judiciary has had numerous opportunities to stop these illegal appointments,
but failed to act. Instead, the Judiciary by this stroke, is responsible for aiding and
abetting impunity. This action undermines the rule of law, and increases the public
wage bill, even as Kenyans reel under an economic crisis.

When Eliud Matindi and others challenged the CAS appointments, the courts
denied them conservatory orders to protect the constitution. Instead, the court
fixed the case for mention (not hearing) today at 9:00am. Yet by sunrise, the same
Judiciary had sent a top official to swear in the 50 illegal CAS at State House. These
actions by the Judiciary are akin to a wild goose chase!

Kenyans know that conservatory orders preserve and protect the Constitution
while a case is pending. By refusing to issue conservatory orders and giving dates
so far into the future, the Kenyan Judiciary is facilitating Executive impunity.
Amidst signs of an imperial presidency, the Kenyan Judiciary has abandoned its
job of protecting Kenyans from impunity and violation of the Constitution of
Kenya.
We stand against the rising judicial Utado! and demand that the Judiciary stops
serving Kenyans hot air!

Signed:
1. Inuka Ni Sisi Ltd
2. Transparency International Kenya
3. The Institute for Social Accountability
4. Constitution and Reform Education Consortium
5. Siasa Place
6. Inform Action
7. Muslims for Human Rights
8. Haki Yetu Organisation
9. CSO Network
10.Kenya Human Rights Commission
11. Midrift Human Rights Network
12.Defenders Coalition
13.Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance
14.Mazingira Institute

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Jane Kingori

Grants Manager, USAID USAWA Program

Jane is a finance and grants specialist with a Master of Science in Organizational Development, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and CPA (K). She has over 15 years’ of experience in strengthening organizations ‘capacities for sustainable program delivery through integration of best grants and financial management practices and compliance with different donor rules and regulations including USAID, UKAID, DANIDA, GCERF, SIDA and EU among others. She has served as the grants management technical lead at Faith To Action Network and Act Change Transform.