Police on Saturday, 3rd July, reportedly raided the office of decorated Nairobi-based veteran lawyer John Khaminwa
The Senior Counsel confirmed that men posing as police officers went to his office, but he doubted them.
The 84-year-old advocate said that they also tried to extort money from him.
This coming a day after he appeared in the Court of Appeal to explain why the seven-judge bench listening to an appeal lodged by Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proponents should uphold the High Court’s verdict that declared the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 null and void.
Representing Kituo Cha Sheria and the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), Khaminwa argued that President Uhuru Kenyatta had contravened the law by initiating the BBI.
He asked the judges not to listen to the Head of State, “as he has a history of disobeying court orders.
“When you come to the court, you must come with clean hands. The President has not come to this court with clean hands at all.
“When you have a President, who is disobeying court orders and demeaning judges before the public, this court must stand firm and say ‘no we shall not hear you’,” he submitted.
The KNRC has condemned the raid at Khaminwa’s office, terming it unacceptable and an abuse of office.
“We have received worrying reports of police officers visiting the offices of Senior Counsel Khaminwa ostensibly for his submission in the #BBIAppeal. Such retaliatory acts of intimidation have no place in our society. We must fight back and protect those speaking truth to power.”