Supreme Court should be disbanded, LSK demands
21 October 2015, 18:30
Nairobi - The Supreme Court should be disbanded with immediate effect, the Law Society of Kenya LSK has said.
The main ball of contention for them is that the Supreme Court has no bigger jurisdiction than that potentially of the Appeal Courts and thus the fact is that there is need to cut expenditure costs since they play more or less a similar role.
The LSK also wants three of the court's judges relieved from duty.
They are Njoki Ndung'u, Ibrahim Mohammed and Jackton Ojwang.
The LSK says that the three have absconded duty and that there is a huge backlog of cases at the court due to their not being on duty.
" Through constitutional amendment, the role of the Supreme Court may be
performed by judges selected from the Court of Appeal. Such amendment
will benefit the country in cutting down unnecessary expenditure,” LSK chairman Eric Mutua said.
LSK CEO Apollo Mboya has instituted legal proceedings to see that the three are disbarred and the court closed due to its lack of sustainability and legal application.
Mboya has produced a list of 21 cases yet to be solved as a result of the three judges being unavailable for duty.
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