Earlier on today advocates of the High Court of Kenya Marched the streets of Nairobi to protest against President William Ruto’s utterances against the Judiciary. On 7th of January 2024 during a church service in Uasin Gishu County the president attacked the judiciary and alleged that they are corrupt and some of the judges and judicial officers receive bribes from influential people to undermine his development projects aimed at creating employment opportunities for jobless educated, talented and skilled Kenyans.
He added that these individuals are trying to frustrate government policies like the house levy and the Social Health Insurance cover. According to the Law society of Kenya, such utterances are undermining the independence of the judiciary.
The protest was organised by the Law Society of Kenya under the leadership of their president Mr. Eric Theuri who articulately expressed that the president should uphold the rule of law. The Advocates of the High Court and members of the public marched from the supreme Court then moved towards the parliament buildings and thereafter they marched towards the office of the President chanting ‘’Ruto Must Go.’’
The president of the Law Society of Kenya reminded the President of the Kenyan Republic that it was the same courts that upheld his own election in August 2022. This protest has received support from opposition leaders Kalonzo Musyoka and Edwin Sifuna. Kalonzo expressed solidarity to the judiciary and the Chief magistrate Marth Koome. Edwin Sifuna encouraged Kenyans to join in the peaceful protests and noted that it is good for all Kenyan Citizens.