Refer LSK and Judiciary Row to Mediation Committee, Says Senior Counsel Kadima

Senior counsel Francis Kadima wants the standoff between the the Law Society of Kenya in Mombasa and the judiciary over lack of judges referred to an arbitration committee.

On Tuesday, LSK called for the removal of Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and the dissolution of the Judicial Service Commission.

LSK-Mombasa Chapter chairman Eric Nyongesa said Mutunga has been frustrating the dispensation of justice to coastal residents.

Yesterday, Kadima told the Star on the phone the Bar-Bench Relations Committee has structures to solve such a dispute.

The former magistrate urged lawyers not to hold a hard stance over the matter.

“Removal of Mutunga alone will not solve issues,” Kadima said.

“We should look at it as an institutional problem.”

He said the gains that have been made should not be rubbished through the media.

The lawyers have planned to collect signatures on July 27 from members of the public and their colleagues as well outside the Mombasa law courts.

They will present the petition to the Parliamentary Committee after 14 days.