MPs suffers setback as court rules that parliament can be served with orders

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2018-Members of parliament  have suffers setback after  the  High Court  on Monday  ruled that MPs can  be served with court summons or orders within the precincts of Parliament after declaring sections of the Parliamentary Privileges Act unconstitutional. This is according to  Sections 7 and 11 of the Act  which the court says are inconsistent with the Constitution.

Until this ruling  MPs were protected from being served with court directives.

The direction comes even as National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi said legislators would not be gagged by court injunctions.

He had faulted numerous court orders muzzling Parliament on critical matters.

 

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