MP to introduce bill to reconstitute the Supreme Court of Kenya


A Kenyan member of parliament is considering tabling a motion calling for the reconstitution of the Supreme Court of Kenya for its decision to nullify the August 8 general elections.

Kitui West MP Nimrod Mbai Mbithuka said that he is contemplating tabling the motion as there is no justice in the Supreme Court since their ruling annulling President Uhuru’s re-election is final and cannot be appealed.

He said he would like to have an appellate chamber to be introduced.

The MP said that the appellate chamber would allow the re-hearing of presidential petitions once a ruling has been delivered by the apex chamber.

The appeal chamber, he noted, will enable the re-hearing of the presidential petition cases once a ruling is made by the apex court.

Mbithuka is a former administration officer and was at one point a guard assigned to former cabinet minister Francis Nyenze. Nyenze is former Kitui West MP

In related developments, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria also signaled his intention to table a motion to require a minimum of five judges to annul a presidential election.

He said that he was confident that his motion will garner the require two thirds majority in parliament to pass.