High Court Stops Uhuru From Executing His Powers

  • The High Court in Nairobi on Tuesday, October 29 barred President Uhuru Kenyatta from executing budget cuts in the Judiciary until a case filed by the Law Society of Kenya is heard and determined. 

    It further ordered Treasury CS Ukur Yattani to release funds immediately as allocated by MPs.

    The circular on the budget cut had been shared by Yattani stating that the funds had been redistributed to take care of President Uhuru Kenyatta's big four agenda.

    Presidet Uhuru Kenyatta and Treasury CS Ukur Yattani

    This comes bare hours after Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna, while on air at Radio Maisha revealed that the Judiciary was not the only arm of government experiencing a cash crunch. 

    "The government has slashed the budget in every sector by 50 per cent, it is not only the Judiciary. The economy is not doing as was projected," Oguna stated.

    He further revealed that agriculture, which employs a majority of Kenyans, had suffered the effects of drought, thus negatively affecting the economy. 

    The budget cuts were said to have raised a whopping Ksh131 billion for the big four.

    During the 2019/2020 budget, the judiciary had requested for Ksh 31.2 billion but was allocated Ksh 14.5 billion by the national assembly which treasury slashed to Ksh11.5 billion.

    Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna with Radio Maisha morning show hosts Billy and MCA tricky