Wiper party leader and senior counsel Kalonzo Musyoka joined fellow protesting lawyers in staging anti-Ruto demonstrations early Friday, January 12. The former vice-president joined dozens of lawyers as they marched from the Supreme Court to the president’s office at Harambee avenue.
Last week, President Ruto faced criticism for his statements, where he alleged that certain judges, in collaboration with opposition politicians and “cartels,” were obstructing his administration’s projects.
The lawyers participating in the protest aim to emphasize the principle that the president is not above the law.
“The president of this country is not above the law. Therefore, we do not expect him to speak as if obeying court orders is a favour that he is doing to the country. It is a constitutional requirement,” stated LSK President Eric Theuri during a media briefing on Thursday.
Expressing concern over the president’s stance, Theuri mentioned that if President Ruto persists in his attacks against the judiciary, LSK would contemplate initiating impeachment proceedings for “violation of the constitution.”
The society has already formed a legal team to file a High Court petition, seeking a declaration of the president’s breach of the constitution.