Senator Cheruiyot wants courts to consult public before making ruling on state projects

Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot  wants the Judiciary to include public participation before making judgements on matters that delay government projects.

Cheruiyot argues that  this will help in instances where a program that impacts Kenyans has been taken to court.

“The way Hillary Koske (Kipkelion West MP) and I, when making laws conduct public participation and ask citizens, as a Judge, when you want to stop a program that will benefit the lives of Kenyans, come to Kipkelion and ask the people if they will benefit or not before you give those orders,” Cheruiyot said.

“This is so that we don’t have a country where a few people sit in Nairobi and stop the good plans the president has. The president made promises and the people want them fulfilled.”

He has asked the courts before giving orders stopping such projects, should first consult the people, as is the case when formulating laws in Parliament.

The Kericho Senator’s remarks come against the backdrop of recent attacks on the judiciary by the President.

Ruto and his allies claim some judicial officers have been working in cahoots with unscrupulous people to frustrate the government’s development projects.

Following the attacks, Chief Justice Martha Koome revealed that the Judiciary had written to Ruto seeking an audience to establish the genesis of his complaints against the arm.

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