In Kenya, high court quashes executive order restructuring judiciary

By Carolyne Kubwa, 11 June
President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta (photo credit: PSCU / Capital FM)
President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta (photo credit: PSCU / Capital FM)
The High Court on Thursday declared President Uhuru Kenyatta's Executive order that sought to restructure the Judiciary and tribunals into state departments unconstitutional. In a judgement delivered by Justice James Makau found that [the Law Society of Kenya] had demonstrated that the intended restructures of the Judiciary are a threat to the financial independence of the Judiciary. The court also found that it is unconstitutional for President Uhuru Kenyatta to purport to organize government and set out Judiciary commissions and independent offices.
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