RENOWN LAWYER FIGHTS NEW ANTI CORRUPTION COURT.

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City Peter Wanyama who wants the court to stay the implementation of the practice Directions for the Anti corruption and Economic Crimes Division of the high court.

BY SAM ALFAN.
A flamboyant city lawyer Peter Manyonge Wanyama now wants the court to stay the implementation of the practice Directions for the Anti corruption and Economic Crimes Division of the high court.

He says that the directions to have all Anticorruption cases heard in Nairobi was not approved by parliament in accordance with section 5,7 and 8 of the statutory Instruments act 2013.

The new practice rules were not circulated to the Law Society of Kenya and other public consumers of justice for their input before publication.

Last Friday Chief Justice David Maraga published in the Daily Nation and the Kenya Gazette no. 10263 a notification of the practice Directions for the Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes Division of the High court.

Those named as respondents in the case include the chief justice and Attorney General.

Wanyama says that directions that all petitions relating to corruption shall be filed at Nairobi is illegal since there was no public participation.

“Article 6 (3) of the constitution requires every state organ including the courts to decentralized and provide services in all parts of the republic,” argues Wanyama.

Last Thursday CJ David Maraga launched the anti-corruption and Economic Crimes Division courts and directed that all review applications will be heard and determined by the court sitting in Nairobi within a period of one month.

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