Editor's Review

"Had you sought my opinion, I would have respectfully asked you to also address the issue of state capture."

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has called on President William Ruto to set up another meeting with Chief Justice Martha Koome. 

Speaking on Tuesday, January 23 during the opening of the Gilgil Technical College in Nakuru County, Gachagua said President Ruto should discuss with CJ Koome about State Capture in the country and how to tackle it.

DP Gachagua pointed out that State Capture is hurting the country more than corruption.

“Even if you met with the Chief Justice and discussed matters of corruption, had you sought my opinion, I would have respectfully asked you to also address the topic of state capture as it is more corrosive than even corruption.

"Going forward, I would like to request your excellence you invite the Chief Justice to come for three to four hours to discuss state capture and plan how to end it,” said Gachagua.

President William Ruto with CJ Martha Koome and Moses Wetang'ula at State House Nairobi.

President Ruto on Monday held a meeting with CJ Koome at State House Nairobi to deliberate on building approaches to fight corruption, enhance accountability, and facilitate the efficient and seamless delivery of services to the people of Kenya.

The meeting which brought together the three arms of government was also attended by Attorney General Justin Muturi, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula, Council of Governors (COG) chairperson Anne Waiguru and Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki.

During the meeting, the three arms of government resolved to individually develop policies, guidelines, regulations, and legislative proposals to fight corruption, improve service delivery, and enhance institutional accountability.

They also committed to enhancing service delivery, fighting corruption, and promoting the overall administration of justice to enhance accountability.

The Executive and Legislature further agreed to support the Judiciary's request for additional budgetary support for the recruitment of an additional 25 judges of the High Court and 11 new judges to the Court of Appeal and to facilitate the judiciary's transport needs.