Following the involvement of lady justice Martha koome in the National Multi-Agency consultative forum, the UDA leaders spent their day in Nandi County and Uasin Gichu County asking koome to leave the forum.
COTU leader Francis Atwoli attacked the UDA leaders. Speaking during COTU meeting that was held on 25th November 2021, he said that it is her constitutional obligation to engage in politics in order to provide legal advice. He further urged UDA leaders to continue campaigning.
Atwoli said, “I want to ask my friends in UDA They should just keep on campaigning but they should not interfere with roles of the Chief Justice. The chief Justice has only one vote.”
Atwoli further said that koome participation is vital in ensuring peaceful election. Atwoli added, “I ask our politicians to not interfere with roles of the chief Justice. Because if the chief Justice cannot participate to make sure that there will be a peaceful election, wait until when people are fighting is when you’re calling upon her judging when it is too late.”
Atwoli’s remarks comes few hours after homabay woman representative Gladys Wanga also attacked UDA leaders while speaking with citizen TV on Thursday morning.
She said, “I’m sure they understand just how important it is to have a Judiciary that is not just credible, but also seen to be credible. So if you muddy the perception of the Judiciary, you want to take this country into war… you truly do not have the interest of this country at heart.”
Other members of the National Multi-Agency Consultative Forum on Election Preparedness are Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matiang’i and Joe Mucheru.