Orengo lectures AG Githu Muigai and Twitter is excited
The Court of Appeal has turned into a battle arena between the country’s top legal minds Attorney General Githu Muigai and Senator James Orengo and Twitter is excited.
The two lawyers are on opposite sides in a case challenging the announcement of presidential results at the constituency level.
Appellate judges Asike Makhandia, Kathurima M’Inoti, William Ouko, Patrick Kiage and Agnes Murgor have been hearing submissions for the last two days.
Attorney General Prof Muigai, in his submission, called on the appellate judges to abstain from politicising the outcome of the case.
He argued that the law as it is, is sound enough to shield the country from past sad experiences, hence no need for mistrusting the IEBC.
Senator Orengo was of a different opinion.
“It cannot be said the law as it is gives the commission or its chair the position of varying the presidential results as received from the returning officer at the constituency,” said Senator Orengo.
The showdown between the two legal minds has excited Kenyans on Twitter.
AG Muigai was brilliant yesterday! But alas! James Orengo is dismantling him today! lol Such brains are rare! You gotta love law!
— JK (@Nyigi_) June 7, 2017
"I find it funny that the AG, instead of defending the constitution he has chosen to fight it, not once, not twice ." James Orengo
— Muthui Mkenya ?? (@MuthuiMkenya) June 7, 2017
James orengo is the answer to #GithuMuigai
— Brian Tindi (@brian_tindi) June 7, 2017
You will be forgiven to think that James Orengo chewed and swallowed Kenyan constitution and now spitting it out in bits
— Dan Kasina (@Dannkasina) June 7, 2017
— Ukambani POLITICS (@UkambaPOLITICS) June 7, 2017
No wonder James Orengo won nominations without a single poster, brilliant mind!
— Le King (@OtienoMfalme) June 7, 2017
U hear James Orengo talking and you wonder"Dear God,can we have more of this thinking around!''.But now we are stuck with Waititus & Duales
— Kenipedia (@ghettobiologist) June 7, 2017
— Adede Adede (@adedeadedeh) June 7, 2017