State House affirms President Ruto is ‘unstoppable’ after his criticism over Judiciary remarks


State House affirms President Ruto is ‘unstoppable’ after his criticism over Judiciary remarks

The State House has declared that President William Ruto’s efforts to bring about judicial reforms is unstoppable.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has been criticized by the State House for attempting to advise the President on the independence of the Judiciary and Constitutionalism, following LSK President Eric Theuri’s call for President Ruto to retract his remarks on the Judiciary.

The State House, through Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed, conveyed that LSK’s advice was unwarranted, emphasizing the President’s commitment to the rule of law and adherence to court orders, including those related to his affordable housing initiative.


Mohamed also highlighted another illustration of President Ruto’s commitment to the rule of law.

He pointed to the President’s initial actions upon taking office, citing the appointment of judges who had previously been denied appointments by the previous government as a clear demonstration of adherence to legal principles.

“We, however, agree with the Law Society of Kenya that Executive impunity is unacceptable. However, legislative impunity, by its own measure, is also unacceptable and so is judicial impunity,” he stated.

“As a believer in the Constitution, President Ruto recognises the imperative to lead by example in defending our constitutional values. This includes shielding innocent citizens from judicial misconduct perpetrated by corrupt officers colluding with vested interests.”

Mohamed added: “Corruption, whether within the Judiciary, the Executive or the Legislature and, indeed, among the general public must not find refuge behind the shield of judicial independence. It is our duty to expose and hold accountable those who engage in corrupt practices whoever they maybe and wherever they are.”

The spokesperson for the State House asserted that permitting corruption and impunity to hinder the realization of the people’s hopes and aspirations would be a violation of the President’s oath of office and a betrayal of the mandate bestowed upon him by the people.

“We are back to the clamour for judiciary reforms last witnessed during President Mwaki Kibaki’s tenure when it was said: ‘Why pay for a lawyer’s services when you can pay a judge?’ We must never allow the return of such impunity in Kenya,” Mohamed added.

“The Executive is mandated to deliver to the people after an election. Should the President fulfil commitments to the people and their needs, or should the Executive seek concurrence from the Judiciary to deliver on what the people voted for?”

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State House affirms President Ruto is is ‘unstoppable’ after his criticism over Judiciary remarks



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