Kenyan President in Spotlight for Ignoring Constitution

The office of the attorney-general is reportedly being questioned over the creation of "unconstitutional" offices to fit into President Uhuru Kenyatta's political agenda. Courts have nullified several of the president's decisions since 2013, escalating the stand-off between the executive and the judiciary. One of the president's "unconstitutional decisions" is his failure to swear in 41 judges appointed by the Judicial Service Commission in July 2019. The courts also declared unconstitutional, the transfer of the Kenya Meat Commission from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation to the Ministry of Defence. In March 2018, the president was also on the spot for failing to appoint Court of Appeal Justice, Mohamed Warsame as a member of the Judicial Service Commission.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation (file photo).

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