Tuesday June 9, 2020 – The Law Society of Kenya has initiated an impeachment process against President Uhuru Kenyatta over his blatant disregard for the rule of law and disobeying court orders.
Led by their President Nelson Havi, lawyers unanimously resolved to petition the National Assembly and the Senate to oust President Kenyatta.
However, LSK’s decision won’t be a walk in the park because Uhuru seemingly has influence in both houses.
With the Opposition, led by Orange Democratic Movement leader, Raila Odinga, supporting Kenyatta, the President has been able to make a number of changes in Parliament without any struggle.
To move the motion to impeach Kenyatta, the mover must have the support of at least 116 MPs (or one-third of the total number of 349).
To impeach him, 233 votes in Parliament will be needed.
During his press briefing yesterday, Chief Justice David Maraga also slammed Kenyatta for disobeying the law.
Maraga claimed that the President had defied court orders in various cases such as that of Kariobangi demolitions and his refusal to appoint the 41 judges which had affected operations in courts.
Both Maraga and Havi had also termed Kenyatta’s restructuring of the Government unconstitutional.
This is in light of Uhuru’s Executive Order No. 1 of 2020 which Maraga and Havi argued that it affected the sovereignty of the Judiciary and other independent offices such as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
The Kenyan DAILY POST