Thursday, May 20, 2021
If the ruling stands, it would force authorities to abandon plans for a national referendum on the reforms.
- If the case reaches the Supreme Court, it will present a major test for new Chief Justice Martha Koome, setting the tone for her term.
- Criticisms in pro-government circles of alleged judicial activism will put increasing political pressure on senior judges.
- Politicisation of the judiciary’s role may encourage authoritarian leaders elsewhere to exert greater control over judicial appointments.