My Gov't will not interfere with independent institutions, President Ruto assures

My Gov't will not interfere with independent institutions, President Ruto assures

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.

“Most 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.

He 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.

“This 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 to justice.

“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.

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