President William Ruto has found himself in a very hot pot of boiling soup days after his recent appointment.
This is after he appoint Japheth Koome as the new inspector General of police after the last one, Hillary Mutyambai went on terminal leave.
A Kenya by the name of Magare Gikenyi, who is a Consultant Trauma, and General surgeon filed a petition challenging Ruto’s appoint and terming it as unlawful and unconstitutional.
According to Magare, the National police Service is tasked with the nomination of the Inspector General when a vacancy arises.
“The President is giving himself powers which he does not have. Only the National Police Service Commission initiates the process once a vacancy in the office of the Inspector-General becomes available. The president has no powers to recruit the IG single-handedly,” read part of court papers from Gikenyi.
“I being law-abiding citizens have a legitimate expectation that all state officers and state organs had to follow the law and the constitution if there was a contrary to this expectation; the Kenyans and I ought to be given legal explanations and not innuendos,” the court papers read on. More