LSK disowns under-fire AG Muigai
18 May 2014, 10:01
Nairobi - The Law Society of Kenya LSK has said it plans to start proceedings to declare Attorney General Githu Muigai unfit to hold office over the Anglo Leasing saga.
In a press conference Saturday, chairman Eric Mutua said that the blame for the losses set to be incurred by Kenyans in the payments is the AGs fault, since he has not done enough to defend Kenyans as well as advice the executive.
" The Attorney General appears to have withdrawn instructions in December 2013 from the foreign advocates and his office unprocedurally took over the conduct of the case on 20th December 2013.
" Further, the Solicitor General Njee Muturi represented the country before the London Court without a license to practice in England and Wales.
" Effectively, the Kenya Government did not have legal representation in the suit and the proceedings are a nullity, he said.
He added that he had received reports and evidence that the AG had frustrated lawyers by failing to remit payments in the case related to the matter and thus had cost the government time as well as the huge KES 1.4 billion layout due to negligence.
" The Attorney General gave a misleading legal opinion that the government has no other legal option but to pay the Anglo Leasing contracts while an appeal option was and is still available,” he added.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has already put the AGs office to task over what he has termed as poor performance by the law office and said he expects them to right their wrongs in the coming weeks.
" We cannot allow such a huge mistake to go uncensored and unpunished. It would mean that such a huge office is prone to error which is not correct.
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