Lawyers fault EACC probe on court officer

LSK president Isaac Okero. FILE PHOTO | NMG
LSK president Isaac Okero. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Law Society of Kenya has faulted the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) move to investigate the Registrar of Supreme Court, Esther Nyaiyaki, saying it will amount to an attack on the independence of the Judiciary.

The EACC investigations were triggered by Rashid Mohamed who accused her of misleading the Supreme Court Judges in quashing the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 presidential election

But in a letter to EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala, LSK president Isaac Okero said the commission has no authority to intervene and “purport” to conduct an investigation against an officer of the Judiciary.

Noting that Ms Nyaiyaki was acting on the interim orders of the Supreme Court, Mr Okero said that such an investigation can only be conducted by the organs of the Judiciary among them, the Judicial Service Commission.