Lawyers down their tools
08 November 2012, 13:50
Business at the Nakuru Law Courts was paralyzed on Wednesday after advocates withdrew their cases from the course list protesting over what they termed as interference of the Judges and Magistrates vetting process by some judicial officers.
Led by the Chairman of the Rift Valley Law Society Kipkoech Ng’etich, the lawyers held a press conference outside the Nakuru law courts where they said that there was a well calculated move by a section of judiciary members to derail the vetting process to suit their own interests.
Ngetich said that the move was uncalled for, and at the same time threatened that they would mobilize the public to push for an amendment of the constitution to force all judiciary members who were in service before the promulgation of the constitution to resign and re-apply for their positions afresh.
He said that LSK they will not allow a few individuals to hinder reforms in the judiciary at a time when Kenyans need a responsible and accountable judiciary.
Lawyers across the country joined in the "yellow ribbon protest” following an announcement made by LSK Chairman Erick Mutua.
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