Judiciary To Get Additional Budget Allocation After Koome, Ruto Meeting

ByNasha Kagua
Published on: Jan 23, 2024 01:01
An image of the leadership of Executive, Judiciary and Legislature. Photo| Courtesy

President William Ruto on Monday conveyed a meeting with the overseer of Judiciary Chief Justice Martha Koome to address recent accusations of corruption.

The meeting was attended by key figures from the legislature, such as National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, Senate Speaker Amason Kingi, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, Attorney General Justin Muturi, and Solicitor General Shadrack Mose.

Following an intensive deliberation among the three arms of Government, it was agreed that corruption poses a significant threat to the nation, and transformation was needed.

"It was agreed that corruption remains an existential threat to the nation which has permeated the three arms of Government, undermining our country’s tremendous development potential and sabotaging the much-needed transformation of our nation," read a statement released by State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed.

In a statement, the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary have collectively committed to formulating individual policies, guidelines, regulations, and legislative proposals. These initiatives aim to effectively combat corruption, enhance service delivery, and promote institutional accountability.

Additionally, it was agreed that each arm of Government would submit their respective proposals within 30 days to a forum organized by Chief Justice Koome under the National Council of the Administration of Justice (NCAJ).

There was also an agreement to fulfill the judiciary's request for additional budgetary allocations, leading to the appointment of an extra 25 judges for the High Court and the recruitment of 11 new judges for the Court of Appeal.


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