LSK to boycott court proceedings for a week,protest disregard of court orders by government officials

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH FEB 2018-The Law Society of Kenya says it will hold a week-long boycott of all court proceedings in the country by its members to protest  what it termed as total  disregard of court orders by State and public officers.

In a statement  sent to the press on Sunday , LSK  chair  Isaack Okero said lawyers will keep off the courtrooms except in election petitions proceedings that are guided by timelines.

“The court boycott shall be for one week commencing from the 12th, February 2018 to the 16th February 2018 but will exclude election petitions most of which are almost concluding and are subject to strict timelines.

in the said time  all  lawyers will also hold peaceful protest marches across the country as part of its campaign dubbed Yellow Ribbon.

“Protests shall be by way of marches organized by each branch to be held on the morning of 15th February 2018 culminating at the local law courts at which shall be held discussions sessions on obedience and enforcement of Court Orders and the importance of universal adherence to the rule of law,” read the statement.

LSK called on its members to appear fully robed and wearing the yellow ribbons of protest during the marches.

In defense of Miguna Miguna

Meanwhile, LSK says it will continue in its quest to seek justice for deported opposition Lawyer Miguna Miguna.

The organization plans to institute proceedings on the matter of the shut-down of broadcast services, in which it shall seek appropriate orders and declarations as well as personal liability.

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