The East African Court of Justice has summoned the Kenyan Attorney General to appear in Court next week, to justify why the just sworn in President of Kenya William Ruto was in 2021 blocked from travelling to Uganda.
The summons issued by the East African Court of Justice Deputy Registrar Christine Mutimura- Wekesa, following a case filed by Dr. Paul Bamutaze a Ugandan national and the Chief Executive Officer of East African Book of Records against the Kenyan Government.
According to the summons the Attorney General is required to attend court on 20th September 2022 before a panel of five Justices who have been lined up to hear the case, which among others seeks an order to declare the actions by the government as illegal.
By the time Bamutaze filed his case, Ruto who was then the Vice President of Kenya and had been blocked at Wilson Airport from flying to Uganda by the Kenyan Immigration officials.
The immigration office said that Ruto did not have clearance from his then boss President Uhuru Kenyatta now his predecessor, to go for the trip which was going to be the second in less than one month.
The summons have come at the time when William Ruto has just a few hours ago been sworn in as the 5th President of Kenya having defeated his closest challenger Raila Odinga in the last month’s presidential elections.