President William Ruto and Chief Justice Martha Koome are currently holed up in a meeting at State House in Nairobi in a bid to end the stand-off between the Executive and the Judiciary that has threatened to spiral the country into constitutional crisis.
National Speaker Moses Wetangula was also part of the meeting.
The meeting comes after Ruto accused the Judiciary of teaming up with cartels to stall his ‘development’ projects.
“I want to announce here that a few people with vested interests who are beneficiaries of corruption in NHIF are now ganging up with corrupt judicial officers to stall reforms so that fake hospital claims will continue.” Ruto stated earlier this month.
The utterances caused reactions from various organizations accusing the president of interfering with the independence of the judiciary.
Last week, the CJ stated that the judiciary had written a letter to the Executive seeking an audience with the system.
She said she was ready to interrogate him over the claims and concerns raised.
“The president might have received information because we have various machinery and agencies for collecting information and we would like to engage him so that he can give us that information. So we will be looking out for that dialogue, we have written and I believe that the President is going to give us an appointment.” Koome said.
The president later agreed to hold talks with them.
The head of state indicated that the discussion would involve the three arms of government.