Odinga to CJ Koome: Asking President Ruto for dialogue is compromising the independence of Judiciary

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused Chief Justice Martha Koome of attempting to compromise the independence of the judiciary by calling for a dialogue with president William Ruto.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has asked CJ Koome to cancel the talks and instead urge the President to appeal any court rulings that have aggrieved him

”The chief justice is talking about having a dialogue with the president on his pet projects yet there are active court cases, I want to tell Koome to let the judges do there work independently and not to compromise the judiciary.”

Speaking in Vihiga county during a ODM membership recruitment drive, Odings has feared that Koome risks plunging the country if she seeks audience with  the executive

”If she wants to compromise the Judiciary and negotiate with the executive then she will compromise with the whole country. Kenyans must remain firm so that we protect the institution that were created by the constitution and let them remain independent and interdependent.”

CJ Koome told reporters that the Judicial service commission has written to state house to seek an audience with president Ruto over his recent attack against judges who he accused of being corrupt further derailing his transformation agenda.

”He might have received information because we have various machinery and agencies for collecting information and we would like to engage him so that he can give us that information,” Koome said.

“So we will be looking out for that dialogue, we have written and I believe that the President is going to give us an appointment.”

According to Koome the talks will help the judiciary understand where the show pinches the executive.

President Ruto has over the recent weeks sustained his attack on the judiciary saying the government will deal firmly with corrupt judge and judicial officers who he claims have been bribed to issue orders to frustrate his development agenda.

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