Parliament, Attorney General clash on lawyers Bill tweak

Parliament, Attorney General clash on lawyers Bill tweak

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Parliament, Attorney General clash on lawyers Bill tweak

Tuesday December 07 2021 ag

Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG

By SAMWEL OWINO
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Summary

  • The fate of Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2021) now hangs in balance after House Speaker Justin Muturi rejected a request by the Legal Committee to include the amendments the Attorney General had sought.
  • Legal Committee chairman Muturi Kigano had written to the Speaker seeking to withdraw the Bill so that more amendments proposed by Mr Kihara and other stakeholders can be incorporated before the Bill is debated.

Parliament has clashed with Attorney General Paul Kihara over a request by the Justice and Legal Affairs to withdraw the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to accommodate more changes.

The changes to the Kenya School of Law (amendment) Bill and the Council for Legal Education (amendment) Bill,…

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