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‘They Must Fall’: Kimani Ichung’wa Reveals Gov’t Plans To Combat Corruption In Judiciary

‘They Must Fall’: Kimani Ichung’wa Reveals Gov’t Plans To Combat Corruption In Judiciary

Kimani Ichung’wa, the Majority Leader in the National Assembly and Member of Parliament representing Kikuyu has disclosed the intentions of the government to eliminate corrupt individuals working within the Judiciary.

Recognizing that the Judiciary has largely functioned effectively and by the constitution, Ichung’wa expressed concern about a minority of corrupt individuals within the institution. Their unethical activities are damaging the reputation of the judicial system.

“The performance of the judiciary in its entirety is okay but there are challenges. It is not a blanket condemnation of the Judiciary because there are many good judicial officers and the President and I spoke about judiciary officers, not the entire judiciary,” Ichung’wa told the Nation.

“When we say that we shall not just speak about corruption but we shall act, that does not exclude officers from the Judiciary that are corrupt. Those judicial officers shall fall. No one is immune to the fight against corruption.”

Furthermore, the Kikuyu Member of Parliament condemned the allegedly corrupt judicial officials for exceeding their authority, indicating situations of judicial overreach where the government asserts that appropriate legal structures were put in place.

He made a similar accusation against the judges, alleging that they were working with cartels to impede Kenya Kwanza’s efforts toward development.


“It is not just those two cases of Housing Levy and Universal Health Care. Remember the housing one is the matter that is carried in the Finance Act case that is already in court. The court found that there are certain issues that the government or Parliament needed to create better legal anchorage on, especially around the operationalization of the Act,” he said.

“We advertised for public participation. So is the universal health cover that someone has gone to court to stop regulations of UHC? What else would you call that other than judicial overreach?”

When questioned about identifying the corrupt aspects within the Judiciary, Ichung’wa hesitated to discuss particular judges or individuals within that branch of government.

“I shall not get into discussing individual judges. I have only stated a fact that there is corruption within the Judiciary just like there could be corruption in other institutions,” he said.

“Anybody within the three arms of government who is engaging in corrupt activities has everything to be afraid of because it will catch up with you because it will not just be a talk about the fight against corruption.”

‘They Must Fall’: Kimani Ichung’wa Reveals Gov’t Plans To Combat Corruption In Judiciary