A section of Malindi residents in Kilifi County has expressed mixed reactions on President William Ruto’s onslaught on the judiciary.

Most of the residents claimed that Ruto was trying to claw back the gains of the 2010 constitutions that sets out separation of powers among the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.

Led by Kenzi Ondieki, the residents now want the president to seize from interfering with the powers of the judiciary and concentrate in fighting corruption in the executive.

They added that it is the same judiciary that confirmed his win in 2022 Presidential petition and they wondered why he had turned against them.

John Leiyo said that former President Uhuru Kenyatta had even halted the appointment of six judges on corruption allegations but Ruto confirmed and even swore them in moments after his win was confirmed.

However, Bishop Thomas Kakala of Jesus Cares Center (JCC) in Malindi town said that the president was on the right track arguing that many poor Kenyans were being deprived of their land and property through questionable court rulings.

In trying to absolve Ruto from the appointment of six judges his predecessor had revoked, Kakala said that Ruto thought that the six would change their ways only to fall back into corruption

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of https://www.ktmn.co.ke KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.