FOR FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY

NAKHURENYA: Executive shouldn't 'breastfeed' courts as it has done with MPs

Constitutional power should be exercised in a manner that fuels transparency and accountability.

In Summary

• Chief Justice Martha Koome did issue a strong-worded statement against sustained efforts to capture the Judiciary during the swearing-in of Justice Musinga as the president of the court of appeal.

• Parliament lost its independence a long time and there are slim chances that the legislative arm of government will regain public confidence in less than a year to the next general election.

In a constitutional democracy like ours, constitutional power should be exercised in a manner that fuels transparency and accountability.

It appears that the debate around appointing some ...

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