My Gov't will not interfere with independent institutions, President Ruto assures
Published on: October 20, 2022 04:57 (EAT)
President William Ruto and DP Rigathi Gachagua during Mashujaa Day Celebrations on October 20, 2022. PHOTO | PPS
- President Ruto said that his administration is committed to the rule of law, fidelity to Constitutional due process and execution of judicial orders and decrees.
- He said the NPS, ODPP, the Judiciary and EACC shall perform their duties independently and professionally, and likewise subject themselves to oversight by appropriate agencies.
President William Ruto has assured that the
Executive will not interfere with the work of independent institutions including
anti-graft agencies, Judiciary and the police.
He said that his administration is committed
to the rule of law, fidelity to Constitutional due process and execution of
judicial orders and decrees.
critically, under my administration, there shall be no interference with, or
any attempts to control, direct or undermine independent institutions,
including those in the justice, law and order sector,” said the President.
said the National Police Service, the Office of the Director of Public
Prosecutions, the Judiciary and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission shall perform their duties independently and professionally,
and likewise subject themselves to oversight by appropriate agencies.
is our vision for ensuring that the war on corruption is not itself corrupted
by inappropriate interventions,” he said.
The President said the Government has already
implemented its obligations to observe judicial independence by making
the Judiciary Fund operational, which has enabled the Judiciary to invest
in infrastructure and facilitate the appointment of more judges to expand access
“Effective deterrence of crime requires robust
prosecution, while economic efficiency, investor confidence and competitiveness
all depend on effective dispute resolution,” said the President.
He said a well-resourced, independent, impartial
and thoroughly professional Judiciary is indispensable for good
governance, law and order.
President Ruto said a functioning and
independent Judiciary is crucial for financial sustainability, transactional
effectiveness and business competitiveness.
The Head of State spoke when he addressed the
Mashujaa Day Celebrations at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi on Thursday.