Kenya: MP makes a stink over Sh167m donated to Judiciary

Member of Parliament Irungu Kangata wants Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and Chief Registrar Anne Amadi to explain what Sh87 million from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and a further Sh80 million from the Ford Foundation was meant for. The two organizations, he said, have openly declared support for same sex rights.

The Sh167 million was allocated for “capacity building” for the Judicial Service Commission, with an extra Sh2 billion from the National Treasury set aside for the expansion of magistrates courts.

Mr Kangata also challenged the Judiciary to open up about a seminar organized by Ford Foundation and attended by a number of judges days before the High Court ruled that the Registrar of Societies should facilitate the registration of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender (LGBT) society.

“I want the Judiciary to come clean on this seminar and tell us the agenda… and who attended it. I am posing questions… so that (those of) us who are litigants in the appeal against the ruling can ask the said judges to disqualify themselves.” Read More