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Ruto’s Commitment to Upholding the Judiciary and Rule of Law

Ruto’s Commitment to Upholding the Judiciary and Rule of Law

State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed at State House Mombasa in the past.

 

Ruto’s Commitment to Upholding the Judiciary and Rule of Law

According to Mohamed, President Ruto is obligated to defend Kenyans against judicial impunity. Mohamed stated that the President took intentional actions to correct past injustices by appointing judicial officers who were previously denied their rightful appointments due to Executive impunity.

Ruto also increased the budget allocation to support the operational needs of the Judiciary, demonstrating his belief in its independence. However, Mohamed emphasized that the President is also responsible for protecting Kenyans from judicial misconduct and corruption, regardless of the branch of government involved. He argued that corruption should not be shielded by the concept of judicial independence, and it is crucial to expose and hold accountable those engaged in corrupt practices. These statements were made in response to Ruto’s warning about alleged corrupt judicial officers hindering government programs.

The President claimed that cartels were collaborating with corrupt judges to abuse the court process and disrupt initiatives such as the housing program and universal health coverage reforms. These remarks received criticism from various groups, including the Law Society of Kenya, which stated that the President should respect and not undermine the Judiciary.

Mohamed defended the President, asserting that he was acting in the best interest of the people and fulfilling his oath of office by combating corruption and impunity. He also highlighted that the government consulted citizens and relevant ministries in formulating policies and legislation related to affordable housing and universal healthcare.

Mohamed accused the Judiciary of acting with impunity, citing examples such as the High Court’s decision to halt public participation in the Affordable Housing Bill. He argued that suspects of corruption should not be able to evade the criminal justice system by seeking refuge in the courts.

Mohamed concluded that the President will work to fulfill the needs of the people, including addressing unemployment and providing universal health coverage.

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