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LSK begins collection of signatures to kick out CJ Mutunga

27 July 2015, 18:52 Ken Wekesa

Nairobi - The Law Society of Kenya LSK Mombasa branch has began the process of collecting signatures to petition the removal of the Chief Justice Willy Mutunga out of office.

LSK Mombasa branch chairman, Eric Nyongesa said they will also petition for the disbandment of the Judicial Service Commission for its failure to undertake its mandate.

“We will not rest until all our issues are sorted out or Mutunga quits office, we cannot have a non-functional judicial service commission,” said Nyongesa.

Speaking to the press outside the Mombasa law courts after launching the process, Nyongesa said they intend to collect signatures from all aggrieved parties.

He said the exercise will also be carried out at the Shimo la Tewa prison where they intend to collect the signatures from prisoners.

He revealed that they had received support outside Mombasa, from those who are backing the removal of the Chief Justice following the concerns they raised at the Mombasa law court.

The court branch lawyers have slummed the justice at last exercise in Mombasa which they termed as a waste of time and miscarried of justice.

“The judges that were sent here for the exercise dismissed most of the cases without giving it time to be listened too which has left many frustrated on how the process was carried out” said Nyongesa

He further added that only 6 of the 10 magistrate that were transferred since may and 3 judges have not been replaced in Mombasa.

The lawyers said they exercise will be conducted for the next for day and they will open other centers to encourage to collection of more signatures.

“So far we have collected 73 signatures since 8.30 am most of which are members of the we have opened another center in Kongowea market” said Nyongesa.

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