KATIBA CORNER

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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