Kenyan lawyers push to impeach President Kenyatta 


Kenyan lawyers have said they will petition both houses of parliament to start a petition to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta for annulling the constitution.


This follows the president's refusal to swear in 41 judges proposed to him by a commission - with the chief justice blaming him for causing a near paralysis of court operations.


The country’s Chief Justice, David Maraga on Monday said president Kenyatta must respect the rule of law and swear in judges proposed to him without further delay.


Maraga said he has failed in all efforts to get an audience with the president over the matter to resolve the challenges.


President Kenyatta said in February that he could not swear in the judges as some of them had integrity issues.


LSK president Nelson Havi said: "We cannot have somebody who has taken the oath to govern in tandem with the constitution who fails to perform his duties under the constitution."


The names of the judges were submitted to the President by the Judicial Service Commission.


Two courts have declared the president’s decision as unconstitutional, ruling that he has no powers to reject names recommended by the commission.


The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) said it will also remove the Solicitor General and Attorney General from its list of advocates for misadvising the president.


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