AG Muigai blocks LSK inquest into Anglo Leasing payments
28 June 2014, 16:15
Nairobi - The
Attorney General Githu Muigai has obtained orders barring the Law Society of
Kenya from contemplating any action against him over how he handled the Anglo
leasing cases abroad.
Muigai had moved to court on Thursday following LSK recent demands that he
needs to be removed from office with regards to how he spearheaded the handling
of Anglo leasing cases that saw Kenya lose the case and pay Sh 1.4
billion to Universal Satspace Limited.
High Court judge Weldon Korir granted him the orders to bar LSK from making any
attempts to have him removed from office or be forced to face any action.
temporary order is hereby issued to restrain LSK or its Council from proceeding
further with any contemplated action against Mr Muigai concerning the
performance of his duties as the Attorney general regarding High Court of
Justice Queen’s Bench Division case,” said Justice Korir.
judge further ordered that both LSK and the Council of LSK are barred from
holding any meeting to discuss Mr Githu’s conduct in relation to the said case.
issuing the order, the judge however stated clearly that they do not affect
another case filed by LSK against the Treasury Cabinet Secretary and Mr Muigai
faulting the manner in which the Kenyan government handled the Anglo leasing
cases abroad and the litigation payments incurred.
the other case LSK wants Mr Githu to be removed from office.
the avoidance of doubt, this order does not affect the other case and the
proceedings started by LSK seeking his removal from office,” said Mr Justice
judge also directed that Mr Githu’s case file should be placed before Chief
justice Willy Mutunga to constitute a panel of an uneven number of judges to
hear his case.
Mr Githu was asked to give copies of his case documents to LSK and its Council
within three days as of June 26.
Eric Mutua and Apollo Mboya have faulted Mr Muigai of giving an
unconstitutional, illegal and fraudulent, unprofessional legal opinion to the
government that there was no other option available to the government other
Ag’s case will be mentioned on July 9.
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