The President, the BBI and the Court

Politicians and the media have accused the court of disrespecting the President by calling him mere “Mr Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta”

In Summary

• The court referred to “President Uhuru Kenyatta” in the very first line of the judgment, and to “the President” very many times.

•  When discussing whether he can be sued in his personal capacity they used his name not his title – because it is the conduct of Mr Kenyatta that would be in issue. Why is this disrespectful? The rush to protest is obsequious.  

Sub judice? I was in two minds over writing about this this week. After all there is a case before the Court of Appeal: the Attorney General and others asking the court to suspend the effect of the ...

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