Jubilee Senators Formulating Laws to Curtail Judiciary Powers in Elections

  • By Martin Siele on Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 8:02am
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  • Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen on Wednesday revealed plans by Jubilee lawmakers to enact laws that will limit the ability of the Judiciary to get involved in election issues.

    Speaking when the House formally started debate on the President's Tuesday address, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator stated: “We shall pass laws to protect the decision of the voter to stop some institutions from making decisions that annul the decision of a voter.”

    The President delivered his address to a joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday. The address was boycotted by National Super Alliance (NASA) lawmakers with the exception of Alfred Sambu (Webuye East) and Charles Gimose (Hamisi) of Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya respectively.

    The Chief Justice and representatives of the Judiciary also failed to attend the address, breaking away from tradition.

    The Supreme Court of Kenya's decision to annul President Uhuru's win in the August election has seriously irked the Jubilee leadership, and they have consistently promised to 'fix' the Judiciary since the decision was rendered.

    Mr Murkomen went on to add, “The law will clarify the foundations of our democracy because the decision of the Supreme Court is unacceptable."

    On a more controversial note, the Senator went on to query the failure of the top Judges to show up for the President's address, claiming that they were working to aid the NASA agenda.

    “The failure by the Chief Justice David Maraga and his deputy was choreographed. It was agreed upon with Nasa to prove that Mr Uhuru is not the president after rendering such serious decision that annulled our victory,” he claimed.

    Two Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Senators were present at Wednesday's sitting, Mr Ledama Ole Kina from Narok and Turkana's Imani Malaki.

    They confirmed that National Super Alliance lawmakers had pulled out of all House business, including constituting House Committees until the fresh Presidential Election scheduled for October 17th.

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