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Siaya lawyers take to the streets

Members of the Law Society of Kenya in Siaya today took to the streets to protest President William Ruto’s verbal onslaught against the judiciary.

The demonstrations, part of the countrywide activity by the law society of Kenya saw the advocates practicing at the Siaya law courts, venture into the streets carrying placards that called for respect between the various arms of the government.

Led by lawyer Leonard Okanda, the lawyers said that there were procedures to be followed in case the President feels that some members of the judiciary were not performing to the public expectations.

Addressing the media outside the Siaya law courts, Okanda said it would be better for the President to respect the independence of the Judiciary adding that both arms were creations of the constitution.

LSK member, Victor Oduol said lawyers will not tire in reminding those in power to respect fidelity to the law and the constitution.

Another lawyer, Brian Ochanyo maintained that they will defend the oath that they took as advocates to protect the rule of law and reminded the President that court orders must be obeyed.

They said that president Ruto’s persistent claims of corruption in the judiciary should be left to investigative agencies.

By Philip Onyango

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