President Dr. William Samoei Ruto on Monday presided over the swearing-in of former Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrach John Mose as the new Solicitor General.
Mr. Shadrach John Mose.
The function was held at State House Nairobi and attended by among others Attorney General Justin Muturi.
During his speech, Dr. Ruto said: “I have worked with you long enough to know that you are equal to the task. If I get anything less I know it will be because you have refused to deliver not because you are unable to handle the task”
The President decried numerous instances where the Government was forced to pay litigants for lack of adequate representation.
Outside State House, Nairobi.
Shortly thereafter in an apparent reference to the ongoing demonstrations led by his nemesis Raila Odinga, Dr. Ruto tweeted: “We acknowledge the supremacy of the Constitution and submit to the letter of the law. Nothing extra-legal will be part of what we do as a nation.”
Dr. Ruto nominated Shadrach John Mose for the post on February 13, to replace Kennedy Ogeto, who was appointed by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta in March 2018.
Meanwhile, the doyen of Kenya’s opposition politics Raila Amollo Odinga told a gathering at Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi that today’s demonstrations mark a series of demonstrations that will be carried out across the country every Monday until the Government relents.
Speaking in Swahili Raila said: “Tulisema Leo ni siku ya likizo. Mambo bado… Vita ndio imeanza. Haitaisha mpaka WaKenya wapate haki yao”. ( “We declared today a public holiday. This is just the beginning of things. We will not relent until justice is served to Kenyans.”).
Before police hurled teargas to disperse his address in Eastleigh, Raila also said the cost of living will be brought down, one way or the other.
It was while Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka was addressing the crowd over electoral malpractice that the police lobbed the teargas.