Kenyan AG readies to leave office

August 9, 2010 12:00 am

, MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 9 – The Attorney General Amos Wako has said that he is preparing to quit as the government\’s legal advisor.

He however stressed that he would only vacate office in accordance with procedures set out in the new Constitution.

\’\’I have no regret to quit my position after the new Constitution is enacted because I’m ready to face the world and serve in other capacities but proper procedure must be followed,\’\’ said Mr Wako.

The AG made the remarks during this year\’s Kenya Judges Colloquium held at Serena Beach Hotel in Mombasa which is being attended by High Court and Court of Appeal judges. 

He called for the speedy implementation of the new Constitution by Parliament enacting the relevant laws.

Mr Wako said that he had already lined-up relevant Bills as required by the law, ready to be tabled in Parliament.

The AG revealed that Kenyans would soon start witnessing the benefits of the new set of laws.

Mr Wako said the one-week colloquium would also offer the Judiciary an opportunity to review its operations and strategise on the future now that there is a new Constitution in place.

Speaking at same forum, Chief Justice Evan Gicheru said judicial independence was important to the general public.

The CJ said the Judiciary acknowledges the importance of reforms and that it supports the new Constitution.

On his part, the Director of Kenya Judiciary Training Institute Justice Kihara Kariuki appealed to the government to grant more funding to the institution and enable it meet its targets.

The chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitution Review Abdikadir  Mohamed expressed happiness that the new Constitution would ensure the independence of the Judiciary. 


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