Mutunga names 5 judges to rule on Security Laws
14 January 2015, 11:58
Nairobi - Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has named a five judge bench to listen to the case regarding the constitutionality of the controversial Security Laws.
Judges Isaac Lenaola, Mumbi Ngugi, Hillary Chemitei, Hedwig Ong’udi and Joseph Onguto will hear the case which has been filed by the CORD coalition and human rights organisations, seeking to nullify the laws.
Mutunga also ordered the five judges to hear the case for three consecutive days and give judgment on or before February 13, 2014.
In his ruling suspending eight clauses of the controversial Law, Judge George Odunga called on the CJ to name a team of judges to probe the suspension of the laws to the letter.
The government is already in the process of appealing the suspension of the laws, and expect a Court of Appeal decision to be made by the end of next week.
The Laws were passed in haste and unruly circumstances in December, with the opposition claiming that the government is seeking ways of forcing the law on Kenyans and undermining their rights.
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