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We oppose nomination of Fred Ngatia as Chief Justice

We oppose nomination of Fred Ngatia as Chief Justice

Atheists In Kenya Society is opposed to the nomination of Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia for the vacant position of President of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of Kenya.

While we acknowledge that SC Fred Ngatia is a highly experienced counsel, we are apprehensive that Fred Ngatia will compromise the Judicial Independence of the Supreme Court.

Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s disputed win in a presidential petition filed by Raila Odinga in 2013 and 2017. It is obvious that his personal interests are likely to be contrary to his loyalty to the Kenyan public as Chief Justice. We lack confidence in SC Fred Ngatia’s ability safeguard the rights and freedoms of Kenyans to ensure equal protection for all.

We are one year away from the General Elections and it is critical that we get a Chief Justice who will guarantee Judicial Independence of the Supreme Court.

This is a public interest concern.

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