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Supreme Court stripped its key financier International Development Law Organisation

President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration has made his threats to the Judiciary true when...

The government on Thursday through a letter, ordered the immediate closure  and subsequent freezing of bank accounts operated by the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO).

For over eight years, IDLO has been funding the Kenyan judiciary. The nullification of the August 8 polls, analysts argue, might have been the force behind the drastic action by Uhuru Kenyatta administration.


The Prof. Makau Mutua, one of Mr Kenyatta’s administration strong critics, serves at the organisation as its chairman of organisation’s advisory board.

In a letter dated October 5 and addressed to IDLO boss Irene Khan which Pulse Live Kenya has seen, Mr Fazul Mohammed, chairman of the NGO Coordination Board, an order was issued to immediately shut down the Nairobi based office.

The letter by Mr Fazul has IDLO of underhand deals far from its mandate as a charitable organisation thus contravening the law.

In the understating of Mr Fazul, the funds IDLO has been receiving for charitable activities have instead been deployed to other operations, which are not deemed charitable.

The new twist is a blow to the Maraga led Judiciary, which has been on the limelight since the nullification of president Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in August 8 polls.


CJ Maraga quashed the would be win for Uhuru’s second term in office, and ordered for a fresh polls in 60 days. Already the IEBC is set for the historic rematch between Nasa’s Raila Odinga and Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta.

The embattled NGO was instrumental in the handling of the presidential petition as it provided the judiciary with financial and technical support. Reports have it that Uhuru’s CS Amina Mohammed is set to champion for the entire kick out of IDLO from the entire Africa.


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