Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the Judiciary to step up
fight against corruption in the country as it had left many Kenyans
suffering and denied essential services.
Kenyatta said the judiciary is not immune to the temptations of
corruption and its officers must guard against criminals out to exploit
court processes to escape the consequences of their economic crimes.
He said there are known culprits, who exploit the court processes and
judgments to escape from the consequences of their economic crimes
against the people of Kenya.
Kenyatta noted a growing feeling based on perceptions that judicial
officers are beyond the reach of the law and are using the law to protect
individuals from the law, an act he termed as a profound assault on
Brokers of justice, said Kenyatta, have also persistently exploited the
judicial system to block and stall government projects worth huge sums
The president said it was unfortunate that a thread of selfish individuals
have continued to block government projects with undeclared interests