Kenya’s Chief Justice, David Kenani Maraga has curtly dismissed Executive Order No 1 of 2020 issued by State House on Wednesday.
The order titled ‘‘The Organisation of Government’ sought to regularize changes in government. Marage stated that the order “…cannot “restructure” or “assign functions” to other co-equal and co-substantial arms of government and independent commissions,”
In a response that represents the recurrent power play that characterizes the Jubilee government, Maraga indicated that “The manner in which the Judiciary operates cannot be dictated by the Executive”. He further added that the Judiciary is neither a ministry nor a government department that can be ‘organised’ by an Executive Order”.
Response by David Maraga on government reorganisation