CJ Martha Koome asks for the impeachment of President Uhuru

In court papers, CJ Koome stated “It is proposed that the court makes a declaration that the President… is in violation of Articles 3(1) and 166(1)(b) of the Constitution. A declaration that the appropriate remedy for the violation of Articles 3(1) and 166(1)(b) of the Constitution is the impeachment of the President or any other order that secures direct accountability of the President.”

This comes following the outright refusal of the President to swear in six of the forty judges appointed by the Judicial Service Commission.

Although the courts ordered Uhuru to swear in the said judges, the president has not acted on such orders. The courts also asked the CJ to swear in the judges should the President still refuse to do so.

In an appeal to the Court of Appeal, the CJ wants the courts to direct that the solution to the actions of the President should be impeachment.