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President Ruto and CJ Martha Koome in talks at State House

President William Ruto is currently holding talks with Chief Justice (CJ) Martha Koome at State House Nairobi.

The meeting follows an agreement between the two parties that they will meet and resolve issues surrounding the Judiciary and Executive arm of the government.

On January 15th, the Chief Justice confirmed that they had reached out to the President in readiness for the talks that will iron out any differences. The news was welcomed by the Head of State saying that he is ready for the talks that will deal with cases of incompetence and corruption in the Judiciary.

“The meeting should be between executive , judiciary and legislature .I am ready for the conversation on how we are going to deal with vested interests, incompetence and corruption,” said President Ruto

The meeting follows allegations from the President that some members of Judiciary are colluding with cartels in the name of corruption to stall government projects meant to benefit Kenyans.

The discussion has since been picked up be Kenya Kwanza members including the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who called for the resignation of Judge Esther Maina.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga warned the CJ against meeting the President saying that the call for talks was a means to intimidate the Judiciary which is independent and that the government should respect its ruling.

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