Breaking: Kenyan High Court Blocks Kibaki on Unilateral Appointment of New Chief Justice, AG

Daily Nation “Court says Kibaki nominees illegal”

The High Court has declared that President Kibaki breached the Constitution when he selected four nominees for justice and budget office jobs.

Making the ruling, Justice Daniel Musinga also ordered that no no State organ should proceed with the process which sought to name a Chief Justice, an Attorney General, a Director of Public Prosecutions, and a Controller of Budget.

President Kibaki nominated Mr Alnashir Visram as CJ, Prof Githu Muigai as Attorney General, Mr Kioko Kilukumi for DPP and William Kirwa as controller of budget.

Eight non-governmental organisations had gone to court seeking to restrain any organ of state from carrying on with the process of approval and eventual appointment.

 

Follow the LiveText of Speaker Marende’s ruling in Parliament on whether to consider the Kibaki nominees.

He apparently will not issue a summary ruling, but the matter will be considered in committee.

After a successful constitutional referendum campaign, we seem to have reached the biggest crisis yet in the “grand coalition”.

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American lawyer who took leave from career and moved family to Nairobi for a year to "help" with democratic development. After stolen '07 election in Kenya and violent aftermath have tried to bring out truth of events for those who care in hope we can improve.

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