NAIROBI – A High Court judge has disqualified herself from hearing a case in which two petitioners seek to bar President Uhuru Kenyatta from attending the Hague trials.
Judge Mumbi Ngugi, who last month had determined a similar case directed petitionersÂ Â Ken Bartai and Felix Kiprono to seek legal redress at the Judicial Review Division of the court.
â€œI cannot revisit the issue because I have already held in a similar matter that the High Court canâ€™t tell the executive what to do,â€ said Justice Ngugi.
The two petitioners claim that they are apprehensive that right to security and representation of Kenyans will be compromised should the court not issues an order stopping the President and his deputy from leaving the country.
Considering that the case against the deputy president William Ruto is already ongoing, the petitioners attempts, should the court grant their requests, will only save the President.
The case will be mentioned on Monday.