JILL GHAI: Is CJ Koome vs Parliament another crisis?

Parliament should be careful not to demand busy public officers spend too much of their valuable time answering their questions.

In Summary

• The Constitution says the National Assembly exercises oversight over national revenue and expenditure, and over state organs.

• The issue is not so much whether there was power to invite the Chief Registrar but the attempt to invite her to three different parliamentary committees on the same day.

Newspapers love a constitutional crisis. Tuesday’s editions had headlines: “Koome bars Parliament from Judiciary oversight” (Star), “CJ Koome clashes with lawmakers” (Nation), and CJ Koome fires ...

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