Move to investigate supreme court registrar amounts to attack on Independence of the Judiciary-LS K

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,4TH OCT 2017-The Law Society of Kenya has  opposed  the move by  the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to  instigate investigation against  Registrar of Supreme Court Esther Nyaiyaki saying  the move  amounts to an attack on the independence of the Judiciary.

LSK President  Isaac Okero  in a letter send to the EACC  said that the commission has no authority to intervene and “purport” to conduct an investigation against an officer of the Judiciary.

Mr Okero says  such an investigation against an officer of the Judiciary  should only be conducted by the organs of the Judiciary among them, the Judicial Service Commission.

“The Judiciary in the performance of its functions under the Constitution exercises delegated sovereign authority of the people of Kenya. It would be an affront to and violation of this sovereign authority for the EACC to proceed with the proposed enquiry and investigation,” Mr Okero said in the October 3 letter to EACC.

The investigations against Ms Nyaiyaki  follows  accusations  by Rashid Mohamed who accused her of misleading the Supreme Court Judges in nullifying presidential results of  the August 8  election.


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