Daily Archives: 4 de September de 2017

Kenya: Judges, magistrates and LSK condemn attacks on Judiciary

September 4, 2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses Jubilee Governors and MCAs at State House, Nairobi on Saturday.The Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association and the Law Society of Kenya on Saturday criticised Uhuru over veil threats on the supreme court judges.Photo/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s insults and threats to Chief Justice David Maraga, the Supreme Court judges and the Judiciary have drawn sharp criticism from judges, magistrates and lawyers.

The Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association and the Law Society of Kenya on Saturday criticised Uhuru over the threats.

KMJA blasted Uhuru for making derogatory attacks that border on threats to the Judiciary, while the LSK said it is unfortunate and inappropriate for the head of state, as the symbol of unity, to make such remarks.

KMJA secretary general Bryan Khaemba said Uhuru’s disparaging remarks at a rally in Burma market on Friday, and State House, Nairobi, on Saturday amount to threats. Uhuru referred to Chief Justice Maraga and the other Supreme Court judges as “wakora” (crooks) while addressing his supporters at Burma market.

“Maraga ajue ya kwamba anadeal na rais yule amekalia kiti”,” Uhuru said. (Maraga should know he is now dealing with a sitting President).

A majority of the Supreme Court nullified Uhuru’s win and ordered the IEBC to conduct a fresh presidential election within 60 days.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/09/04/judges-magistrates-and-lsk-condemn-attacks-on-judiciary_c1628602

https://www.myjoyonline.com/world/2017/September-3rd/kenyan-lawyers-condemn-kenyattas-inappropriate-remarks-at-supreme-court.php

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709040515.html

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/09/04/all-bark-and-no-bite-uhuru-has-no-power-to-sack-maraga_c1628714

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709040579.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709040160.html

http://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/comment/features/201709/326036.php

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709041027.html

https://www.ft.com/content/753583f2-9178-11e7-a9e6-11d2f0ebb7f0

http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20170905-kenya-election-ruling-wins-africans-admiration

http://www.france24.com/fr/20170904-presentielle-invalidee-kenya-odinga-commission-electorale-kenyatta (FRANCAIS)

http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2017/09/03/presidentielle-annulee-au-kenya-justice-soit-louee_1593940 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.jeuneafrique.com/471122/politique/pour-alpha-conde-linvalidation-de-la-presidentielle-au-kenya-honore-lafrique/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2017/09/04/01003-20170904ARTFIG00188-kenya-la-justice-decredibilise-les-missions-d-observation-electorale.php (FRANCAIS)

http://afrique.le360.ma/autres-pays/politique/2017/09/04/14766-kenya-david-maraga-ce-juge-qui-annule-la-reelection-du-president-kenyatta-14766 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.slateafrique.com/781857/presidentielle-annulee-au-kenya-une-decision-qui-honore-lafrique-estime-le-president-guineen (FRANCAIS)

http://www.europe1.fr/emissions/vincent-hervouet-vous-parle-international/kenya-lelection-du-president-sortant-annulee-une-grande-premiere-3427493 (FRANCAIS)

https://guineenews.org/invalidation-de-la-presidentielle-au-kenya-dalein-sen-rejouit-et-invite-les-cours-supremes-a-sinspirer-du-modele/ (FRANCAIS)

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The Philippines: Ex-village chief slain in ambush

September 4, 2017

A former prosecutor and barangay chairman was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding assailants in Mandaluyong City yesterday.

Lawyer Pablito Gahol, 77, died while being rushed to the hospital.

Eastern Police District director Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula said they have yet to know the motive for Gahol’s murder. The victim is not on the EPD’s drug watchlist, he added.

“We are conducting a background investigation on his past job as prosecutor of the city and as chairman of Barangay Mauway,” Sapitula said in an interview.

Aside from being the chief prosecutor of Mandaluyong City during the term of former mayor Benjamin Abalos, Gahol also served as head of the city’s Public Law Enforcement Board and initiated the removal of several erring police officers.

After his retirement from government service, Gahol served as chairman of Barangay Mauway for several terms.

“We are pursuing politics and personal enemies as angles,” Sapitula said.

http://www.philstar.com/metro/2017/09/04/1735569/ex-village-chief-slain-ambush

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/927602/former-prosecutor-village-chair-shot-dead-in-mandaluyong

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/624308/motorcycle-riding-gunmen-kill-ex-city-prosecutor-in-mandaluyong/story/

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/09/04/doj-directs-nbi-probe-killing-former-mandaluyong-prosecutor-562120

http://www.manilatimes.net/aguirre-nbi-probe-ex-students-killing/348635/

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/03/17/dating-opisyal-ng-mandaluyong-patay-sa-riding-in-tandem (TAGALOG)

Kenya: la justice dénonce les « menaces voilées » du président Kenyatta à son encontre

le 3 septembre, 2017

Le président kényan Uhuru Kenyatta s’adresse aux gouverneurs et membres du Sénat à Nairobi le 2 septembre 2017.

Uhuru Kenyatta avait dans un premier temps adopté un ton conciliant face au jugement rendu vendredi 1er septembre par la Cour suprême, assurant l’accepter malgré son désaccord avec l’annulation de la présidentielle du 8 août en raison d’irrégularités dans la transmission de résultats le donnant vainqueur avec 54,27 % des voix.

Mais le chef de l’Etat a rapidement durci le ton, d’abord lors d’un rassemblement impromptu vendredi après-midi avec des partisans à Nairobi, où il a notamment qualifié les juges de la Cour suprême d’« escrocs ».

L’Association des juges et magistrats du Kenya (KMJA) « s’insurge contre les remarques » d’Uhuru Kenyatta, « qui ont eu pour effet de dénigrer les juges de la Cour suprême », a déclaré samedi soir le secrétaire général de la KMJA, Bryan Khaemba. Celui-ci s’adressait à la presse devant la Cour suprême, dans le centre de Nairobi.

http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2017/09/03/kenya-la-justice-denonce-les-menaces-voilees-du-president-kenyatta-a-son-encontre_5180278_3212.html

http://afrique.lepoint.fr/actualites/kenya-uhuru-kenyatta-cloue-au-pilori-la-cour-supreme-03-09-2017-2154264_2365.php

http://apanews.net/index.php/fr/news/uhuru-kenyatt-senerve-et-sen-prend-a-la-cour-supreme

https://www.letemps.ch/monde/2017/09/02/presse-kenyane-salue-maturation-democratie

https://beninwebtv.com/2017/09/invalidation-de-scrutin-presidentiel-kenya-nouvelle-ere-democratie-selon-opposants-politiques-africains/

http://www.bbc.com/afrique/region-41137082

http://www.lexpress.fr/actualites/1/monde/presidentielle-annulee-les-opposants-africains-encensent-l-exemple-kenyan_1940037.html

http://www.bbc.com/afrique/41140639

http://www.africaguinee.com/articles/2017/09/02/presidentielle-de-2020-apres-l-exemple-du-kenya-les-voeux-de-cellou-pour-la

http://www.pressafrik.com/Election-annulee-au-Kenya-surprise-et-embarras-de-la-communaute-internationale_a170097.html

https://www.facebook.com/notes/comit%C3%A9-de-lib%C3%A9ration-des-prisonniers-politiques-cl2p/kenyainsubordination-judiciaire-%C3%A9thique-de-vie-et-pouvoir-d%C3%A9tat-en-afrique-par-o/1278226315633842/ (FRANCAIS & ENGLISH)

https://www.myjoyonline.com/world/2017/September-3rd/kenyan-lawyers-condemn-kenyattas-inappropriate-remarks-at-supreme-court.php (ENGLISH)

https://citizentv.co.ke/news/uhurus-team-says-president-has-right-to-castigate-judiciary-174483/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/unmasking-the-unforeseeable-2/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.enca.com/africa/angola-opposition-parties-call-for-election-recount (ENGLISH)

http://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Ruling-may-have-little-effect-on-other-cases/1064-4081672-hfe8rp/index.html (ENGLISH)

https://www.independent.co.ug/angola-opposition-parties-call-election-recount/ (ENGLISH)