High Court Judge Chacha Mwita indict AG Githu Muigai for defending government

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High Court Judge Chacha Mwita indict AG Githu Muigai for defending government

High court judge Chacha Mwita on Wednesday accused Attoney-General Githu Muigai for backing the government in a case that Jubilee Party sought to participate in the case filed to suspend amended electoral laws.

Justice Mwita overruled Jubilee party application, allowing only the National Assembly participation.

“In my considered view, the Attorney-General is responsible for defending the government, for that reason, Jubilee’s concerns have been well taken care of,” ruled Justice Mwita.

“Consequently, I disallow the application by Jubilee and allow the one for the National Assembly.”

The case seeking to suspend amended electoral laws by Jubilee MPs, was filed by Katiba Institute and the Centre for Open Governance (Africog).

Former Ugenya MP David Ochieng’ also filed a case seeking to have the disputed law declared as unconstitutional and repressed.

Jubilee party claimed that its majority membership in both houses gives them the sole mandate of participating in the case.

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