Lawyer Nelson Havi has expressed skepticism about the results of the recent meeting between Chief Justice Martha Koome, President Ruto, and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula. Havi criticized the Chief Justice for engaging in dialogue with the President, questioning how the provision of additional judges and car loans would effectively address the alleged corruption within the judiciary.

Havi emphasized that the Chief Justice, as the head of the judiciary, should have prioritized addressing the perceived corruption issues rather than focusing on judges’ appointments and benefits. Speaking on Spice FM, he raised concerns about the efficacy of the outcomes, stating, “To what extent are these three issues going to help us fight corruption?”

The meeting followed weeks of criticism from President Ruto and his allies, accusing the judiciary of corruption. After the dialogue, a statement from State House highlighted the agreement to develop policies and proposals aimed at combating corruption, enhancing service delivery, and ensuring accountability across all arms of government. The proposals will be submitted to the National Council of the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) within 30 days.

As part of the agreement, the judiciary will receive additional budgetary support, facilitating the recruitment of 36 judges and addressing transportation needs through the conclusion of a vehicle leasing program.

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