The CJ faces an uphill task on his newly appointed seat as the CJ, one among many was the decision by Justice Daniel musinga in a case he ruled stopping the May 20th Kamukunji by election. The case has been filed by Paul Waweru who had unsuccessfully tried to lodge his nomination as a candidate for the seat through the National Vision Party. The IIEC had rejected his nomination on grounds of not being a bona fide member. In a second task is the case filed by a group of youths who stopped the Kenya National Youth Congress countrywide elections that had been underway. Justice Jeanne Gacheche issued interim orders stopping the elections midway and ordered a full hearing before her to determine the merits of the complaint. With this two cases and a new court order then the CJ is left in a very challenging position, that of giving all deserving persons their day in court and keeping out vexatious litigation. The CJ noted that the toughest task that he faces at the moment is restoring the public confidence in the Judiciary. He has been categorical that he will lay a foundation for a reformed Judiciary that will serve all Kenyans and not a few wealthy individuals.
Source: The Standard, Pg 24
Date: Sunday, 03 Jul 2011