LSK chair Mutua in hot water over election remark
13 March 2014, 21:54
Nairobi - Law Society of Kenya chair Eric Mutua has appeared before the supreme court to answer to charges over a comment made during the March 2013 election petition.
before the Supreme Court Thursday over remarks he allegedly made during the
Mr Mutua was initially summoned July
last year over the comments he made in a petition filed by former Prime
Minister Raila Odinga while contesting the election of President Uhuru
The LSK chairman had challenged the order, claiming that he
could not be summoned over a case that had been determined.
Mr Mutua was summoned over his criticism of the judges’
decision to strike out Mr Odinga’s allegations in the court documents despite
the court’s directive stopping people from commenting on the petition outside
The LSK chairman was quoted as saying that the decision to
reject an 839-page affidavit from Mr Odinga could set a bad precedent for
Supreme Court judges had initially ruled that
although a judgment had been delivered in the petition, they still
reserved the right to summon anybody over the issue to protect the integrity of
The judges had also rejected the lawyer’s claim that he was
not the right party to be summoned because the alleged comments appeared in a
section of the Media.
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