From: Judy Miriga
From: Judy Miriga
This is fooling people. The Immigration Officer had no powers of stopping Chief Justistice from travelling unless order were issued from the police side requiring Chief Justice to get clearance from Kimemia. For this I agree with CORD that Kimemia MUST RESIGN.
He has ilicitly and unconstitutionally taken powers of Transitioning which does not belong to him. The buck stops with Kimemia if Kenya has to remain peaceful. All good people must demand that Kimemia step down for the sake of Peace and Unity in Kenya.
In the absence of the Political system being head of the Government, Chief Justice is Supreme. It is the law. In otherwords, Chief Justice is superior to Kimemia and therefore Kimemia faulted in messing with Chief Justice Mutunga. We demand for urgent clarity and thorough investigations in this matter.
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,
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Cord wants Kimemia to resign
By Geoffrey Mosoku
NAIROBI, KENYA: CORD leaders Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka have demanded the resignation of Head of Civil Service Francis Kimemia whom they accuse of partisan politics.
The two leaders claimed Kimemia has been using the provincial administration to campaign for their rivals.
“He has become a party activist. If someone wants to participate in politics he should quit,” said Raila.
Kalonzo alleged that they have information that Kimemia has been using chiefs to woo voters for Jubilee in hunger stricken areas through distribution of relief food.
The two leaders were addressing the press at Wilson Airport before flying to Marakwet and Kitui to campaign ahead of the March 4 elections.
The leaders were reacting to a statement by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga who said that he was threatened over the integrity case against Jubilee leaders Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto.
Raila and Kalonzo alleged that the move to threat the CJ were part o a wider scheme to compromise the elections .
On Tuesday, Kimemia denied allegations that he favoured any political party and warned that any civil servant found engaging in partisan politics would be sacked.
Immigration officer in CJ airport saga interdicted
By Cyrus Ombati
NAIROBI, KENYA: An immigration officer who temporarily blocked Chief Justice Willy Mutunga from boarding a plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while demanding that he gets clearance from the Office of the President has been interdicted.
The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) made the announcement after meeting on Tuesday.
The committee chaired by Head of Civil Service Francis Kimemia also appointed a team to lead investigations into threats made to the CJ.
The committee members are Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo, Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko and Attorney General Githu Muigai and they will present their findings on Monday.
The officer had barred the CJ from travelling to Dar-es-Salaam until he gets clearance from the Head of Public Service, Mr Francis Kimemia.
“The government highly regrets that the CJ was subjected to such kind of treatment and undertakes to urgently investigate the matter. In the meantime, the officer involved in the incident has been interdicted to pave way for the investigations,” said part of a statement by NSAC sent to newsrooms.
The statement added a circular issued on those who should seek clearance from the Office of the President did not include the CJ, Judiciary and the National Assembly.
It added that there is a protocol officer at the airport is there to ensure all VIPs travel with ease and are accorded appropriate protocols.
The meeting was held to deliberate on Dr Mutunga’s assertions that his life is in danger and he had been harassed at the airport.
Kimemia summoned the meeting on Wednesday after also being criticized of harassing the CJ by requiring that he and other judicial officers be cleared by his office.
The CJ has complained of receiving death threats and being harassed by immigration officers at the Airport.
Apart from Kimemia, National Intelligence Service Director General Michael Gichangi, internal security Permanent Secretary Mutea Iringo, his Foreign Affairs counterpart Thuita Mwangi and Kimaiyo with his deputies Grace Kaindi and Samuel Arachi sit on the committee.
Attorney General Githu Muigai and Chief of Defence Forces Gen Julius Karangi also attended the meeting.
Top security organ meets over threats to CJ
By Cyrus Ombati
Nairobi, Kenya: The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) is set to meet in Nairobi Thursday to discuss threats to the Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and judicial officers.
The NSAC that is chaired by head of Civil Service Francis Kimemia will meet at the Office of the President to discuss the issue.
Kimemia summoned the meeting on Wednesday after he was also being criticised of allegedly harassing the CJ when he was nearly stopped from travelling outside the country by immigration officers.
The CJ has complained of receiving death threats and being harassed by immigration officers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Apart from Kimemia, National Intelligence Service Director General Michael Gichangi, internal security Permanent Secretary Mutea Iringo, his Foreign Affairs counterpart Thuita Mwangi and Inspector General of police David Kimaiyo sit on the committee.
It is not clear if NSAC will issue a statement later after their meeting. They have not issued a statement in the past meetings.
Already, the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has directed Kimaiyo to investigate threats against the Chief Justice and judicial officers.
Tobiko said he had received a letter from Mutunga written by a group claiming to be Mungiki Veterans Group/Kenya Sovereignty Defence Squad in which the CJ and other judges are warned or dire consequences over their work
The threats to the judges were issued before the ruling on an integrity suit against Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee running mate William Ruto.
“The threats contained in the aforesaid letter amount to incitement to violence and a serious interference with and subversion of the administration of justice,” said Tobiko.
“Due to the nature, gravity and implication of this matter, this is to direct you to cause a thorough and speedy investigation to be carried out with a view to apprehending and bringing to justice the perpetrators of these crimes,” added the DPP.
He said he had appointed a team of prosecution counsel in his office to provide legal guidance and advice in the course of the investigation.
“Upon completion of the investigation, the report and findings thereon should be submitted to me for appropriate directions,” said Tobiko.
Kimaiyo said earlier he has confidence in the security seconded to the CJ and other members of the judiciary.
Mama Ngina Kenyatta in court battle over land
By PATRICK KIBET
Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta wants a case challenging her ownership of two prime plots in Nakuru Central Business District dismissed by the High Court in Nakuru.
Mama Ngina filed an application seeking to dismiss the case brought by a Nakuru businessman Dr Isack Kirubi on grounds that it did not disclose the cause of action against her.
She also said Dr Kirubi in his own evidence did not at any time exclusively own the properties subject to the court case. Mama Ngina added that it would be a violation of her rights for the case to proceed to full hearing without the petitioner justifying the reason for suing her.
Kirubi had filed a constitutional petition in 2010 alleging infringement of his rights to own property after claiming the prime plot was forcibly taken by Government in 1974. He contended that the then Commissioner of Lands James Aloysius O’Loughlin in May 7, 1974, conspired with the late Jomo Kenyatta to forcibly take the land.
Kirubi wants the High Court to declare the acquisition null and void and the land reverted to him.
In sworn affidavits before Justice Anyara Emukule, Kirubi said he was at all times the registered allotee of the disputed land in Nakuru.
He adds that actions by Mama Ngina in collusion with the Commissioner of Lands were in breach and violation of his rights to protection from deprivation of property as provided by the Constitution. Kirubi also availed documents showing a loan he obtained with the intention of using the money in developing the disputed parcels of land. He claims he was paid the compensation by Government in 1974 through his bank accounts.