The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Must appear in person - 1st senior Gov't official summoned over Miguna's travel ban

Facing the music

High Court Judge John Mativo summons Attorney General over Miguna Miguna travel ban

The Attorney General Kihara Kariuki has been summoned over the travel ban imposed on lawyer Miguna Miguna.

AG Kihara was on Friday summoned to appear before High Court Judge John Mativo to explain why the Executive arm of government has continued to disobey court orders.

Justice Mativo directed that AG Kihara must appear in court on Monday January 13, 2020 or in his stead, the Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto or a Senior State Counsel.

ADVERTISEMENT

While issuing the order, Justice Mativo noted that the Constitution as well as International Laws binding to Kenya had been violated repeatedly.

"As if the drafters [of Kenya's 2010 Constitution] did not trust anybody, and to avoid any mistake or doubt, Article 260 defines the word person. Again, as if the drafters did not trust any person, Article 10 of the Constitution describes the values and principles of governance which include the rule of law, human rights, democracy, only to mention but some.

"One core value of the rule of law is obedience of court orders. These values are not there for cosmetic purposes, they are to be obeyed at all times including when the government is implementing a policy or any law," Justice Mativo's ruling read in part.

The judge went on to quote the Bill of Rights asserting that they are not a prerogative of the government to grant or deny.

ADVERTISEMENT

"In my view, this is a proper case for this court to flex its muscles and exercise its inherent jurisdiction and grant orders first to defend the Constitution itself, and also to defend the rule of law," he noted before issuing the summons.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Sh980 million scholarships awarded to 22 vulnerable 2023 KCSE top students

Sh980 million scholarships awarded to 22 vulnerable 2023 KCSE top students

Why Obama slipped away before Ruto & Biden's toast at White House State Dinner

Why Obama slipped away before Ruto & Biden's toast at White House State Dinner

Citizen TV's Ayub Abdikadir puts Biden on the hot seat with tough questions [Video]

Citizen TV's Ayub Abdikadir puts Biden on the hot seat with tough questions [Video]

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

CCTV camera records lion entering Rongai residence & capturing prey [Video]

CCTV camera records lion entering Rongai residence & capturing prey [Video]

Ruto apologises to daughter in a moment of reflection during U.S state visit

Ruto apologises to daughter in a moment of reflection during U.S state visit

ADVERTISEMENT