LSK finds it difficult to dislodge AG Githu Muigai
19 August 2014, 09:10
Nairobi - The Law Society of Kenya LSK might dishonour Attorney General Githu Muigai in a bid to have him removed from office.
The LSK is seeking to have the AG removed from office for apparent inability to perform his duties, stemming from the KES 1.4 Billion Anglo Leasing payments made by the government.
The society has tried different methods to remove Muigai from office, including taking the judicial route, which has so far failed and even sending a petition to parliament.
The parliamentary route though has also ended up in frustration after it emerged that the committee on Justice and Legal Affairs set up to probe the petition seeking Muigai's removal, was bound by the Attorney General's act which stops them from debating his exit.
And with no plausible way to remove the AG opening up, apart from a presidential decree that is, it seems there will be further frustration for the LSK in the matter.
" It is difficult to see what way the LSK can push out the AG unless by presidential decree, Jimmy Wanjohi, a Nairobi lawyer quipped.
" The AG is well protected by security of tenure and that will be the stumbling block, especially now that parliament has been tied down, he added.
The LSK has previously said it will go down whatever route possible to remove Muigai, but how far they can or will go awaits to be seen.
Another way is to remove the AG's name from the LSK's roll of honour, thus declaring him unfit to serve, a move that Wanjohi feels will be hard to conceive.
" They might try that and eventually force the president to make a decision but I just do not see the merit of that, even though it is plausible, he says.
LSK chair Eric Mutua has previously intimated that he is ready to push as hard as possible for Muigai's removal and he was keen to put a brave face in the wake of frustration.
" We are trying and we will not stop. There is need to have a person who is fit to serve Kenyans in that office and currently, the AG is not.
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