The Kenya High Court has declared President Kenyatta’s executive Order null and void.
In the Order, the Head of State sought to place Independent offices, Tribunals Commissions, and the Judiciary under the Executive.
In June 2020, LSK filed a petition, having the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and the Attorney General act as the first and second respondents.
The ruling signed by Judge Aaron Makau stated the Executive Order illegal as it contradictory to Article 10, 27 (1),47,159 160,161,169,171,172,173, and 249 of the Kenyan Constitution.
After hearing submission from both parties, the judge ruled the Number One Executive Order of 2020 was irregular.
However, the petitioner – the Law Society of Kenya – was granted the cost by the judge.
Maraga also said the Head of State was destroying the lives of the six judges. The judiciary and Executive disagree with funding, with the latter asking for more money.
In the budget announced today, the judiciary will receive Ksh 19.08 billion in the 2021-2022 financial year, an increment of Ksh 900 million from last year’s budget.