presidential powers

Top court reigns in Kenya's President over judicial appointments

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has violated the constitution by not appointing judicial candidates whose names were given him by the Judicial Service Commission in the middle of last year.

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For the second time in the short history of Kenya’s 2010 constitution, the courts have had to intervene in a major dispute between the President and the Judicial Service Commission over their respective powers. This time, the battle concerned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s failure to appoint a number of judges whose names were given to him by the JSC in mid-2019.

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