Opposition MPs reject CJ Koome’s address at induction meeting

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Azimo-One Kenya legislators attending the Parliament induction for elected MPs at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi on Monday evening rejected an address from the country’s Chief Justice, Martha Koome saying it was full of hot air and a red herring to the MPs.

Chief Justice Koome was expected to address the newly elected members of the National Assembly on the interlinkages and interdependence between Parliament and the Judiciary. Instead, she was represented by Court of Appeal Judge Daniel Musinga.

The Opposition MPs who are dissatisfied with the Supreme Court ruling on the presidential petition had earlier threatened to walk out of the meeting if the CJ showed up.

”We are dissatisfied that Parliament has invited the Chief Justice to come and make a presentation. The judgment that she rendered was full of insults and I do not think we deserved them.

“She does not interpret the law as it ought to be. We will respectfully walk away when she shows up to make that presentation,” Nyando MP Jared Okello said.

”We expect judges and people in the judiciary to be of good manner and temper so that whatever judgement they render is not full of innuendos. When she comes, or at whatever venue, has the time to redeem the image o the judiciary that respects the people of Kenya,” he added.

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