Shock as CJ Koome blocks Ruto’s allied lawyer and other Kenyans on twitter
Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi has weighed on a move by Chief Justice Martha Koome to block comments in her tweets.
Kenyans on Twitter can no longer comment on the CJ’s tweets but can react and retweet.
The move has seemingly angered Ahmednasir, who said the decision blocks many Kenyans from making comments and suggestions regarding access to justice in the country.
The controversial Lawyer, who has been an ardent critic of CJ Martha Koome, said the move is an indicator that many Kenyans have raised concerns with the Judiciary so much that the CJ has been forced to lock comments.
“Strange…no longer possible for both Mrs. Wanjiku and Mr. Hustler to comment on any tweets posted by the Hon CJ…I think the good lady is rightly tired of rabbles and dolts bombarding her with their views,” he tweeted.
Lawyer Ahmednasir has been criticising the CJ and the judiciary at large over the administration of justice in the country.
Ahmednassir Abdullahi criticised Supreme Court judges for lining up outside Parliament to receive President William Ruto on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Ahmednasir argued that Chief Justice Martha Koome and Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu’s actions were not in line with the conduct of judicial officers.
“Totally out of order for the CJ and DCJ to line up with politicians and receive the President outside Parliament…CJ and DCJ must realise they are judges of the Supreme Court and are thus judicial officers,” he said.
He explained that the two should have been in the waiting room reserved for judges.
His criticism was supported by several legal minds, including Siaya Governor Senior Counsel James Orengo, who also expressed disapproval of Koome and Mwilu’s conduct.
“Entirely agree with SC Ahmednassir Abdullahi. Not even during KANU’s hegemony did judges line up in their regalia to receive Jomo and Moi outside judicial premises. It was not even a colonial practice and must be called out for what it is. Judicial capture,” Orengo said.
However, a section of Kenyans said that they found nothing out of order with the Judiciary bosses at the event which also featured other arms of government.
The Supreme Court has also received criticism from the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance for dismissing the presidential election petition filed by former presidential candidate Raila Odinga.