Chief Justice Martha Koome faces an acid test when she delivers the most consequential judicial decision since her appointment to the position.
She will lead a seven-judge bench of the supreme court in ruling on the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) appeal case.
The three-day hearing saw lawyers put up spirited arguments over the petition which has elicited a lot of public interest.
The issues beforehand for the judges include; determining whether certain sections of the constitution are protected from the amendment, whether the President can initiate changes/amendments to the constitution and other issues including whether civil proceedings can be instituted against the President.
This comes as President Uhuru Kenyatta has put a spirited fight to leave a good legacy behind when he leaves office later this year.
The President during the pass-out parade of cadets on Thursday banned the trade in scrap metals forthwith, terming it a threat to national security.
Head of State said the unregulated buying and selling of scrap metals has given a leeway to economic saboteurs who have been running their criminal activities with reckless abandon.
The visibly irritated President Uhuru cited the recent incident in Naivasha where a power transmission line was vandalised occasioning a national blackout.
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Top Source Alleges Number of Cabinet Secretaries Who Have Given Their Resignation Letters to Uhuru
A top source within president Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration has alleged that a number of cabinet Secretaries have tendered their resignation letters to the Head of State president Uhuru Kenyatta.
This is ahead of their much-awaited venture into political fields and hence they are barred under the law to first of all resign from the public service before they can be cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
According to the source who spoke to the Friday Standard newspaper, five cabinet Secretaries have already tendered their resignation letters with His Excellency the Head of State president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Office of the Deputy President Breaks Silence Whether DP Ruto Will Attend Mudavadi’s Meeting
The Office of the Deputy President has broken silence on whether Deputy President William Ruto will be gracing Amani National Congress Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi’s much anticipated National Delegates Committee meeting slated 23rd, January 2022 where he will be endorsed as the party’s flag bearer.
It has been established that despite earlier speculations that the Musalia Mudavadi team could soon be joining DP Ruto’s camp after his pointman Cleophas Malala shared a podium before the end of the last year.
The Office of the Deputy President has broken silence on DP Ruto’s attendance with Deputy President’s spokesman David Mugonyi confirming that they will not be attending the event.
Mudavadi Keeps Kenyans Guessing Ahead of Big Day
Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has promised an earth-shaking declaration this Sunday, leaving both friend and foe, guessing what he might be up to.
Eyes will be trained on Mudavadi as his party prepares to hold a National Delegates Convention at the Bomas of Kenya after drawing the attention of the country with his declaration that his Sunday pronouncements will cause a political earthquake.
By last evening, the ANC leader and his team were readying the systems for his big day but were guarded on what was in the offing only asking Kenyans to make sure they followed closely the events on January 23.
ANC Secretary-General Simon Kamau yesterday asked Kenyans to be ready for the political “earthquake.”