Civil society groups demonstrate along Nairobi streets asking the President not to assent the Miscellaneous amendment bill into law.The groups said they are opposed to amendments that allow presidential candidates who lose to be nominated to parliament.
Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) called a press conference to discuss the attempts by the ICC accused and government towards non-cooperation with the ICC at the trial stage of the two Kenyan cases. This comes after the Kamatusa and Gema meetings that called for the cases to be deferred in order to facilitate fair elections
The Kenyan chapter of the international commission of jurists has described as exemplary the decision by the judicial service commission to initiate investigations against deputy chief justice Nancy Barasa over allegations of misconduct. Similar sentiments were echoed by the Kenyans for peace with truth and justice, KPTJ. Both the ICJ and KPTJ agree the judiciary's action will set standards on other holders of public office in the country.
At the start of a week that should see top Judicial nominees discussed in parliament, opposition to the Director of Public Prosecutions nominee Keriako Tobiko is mounting .The civil society says its dissatisfied by the process followed in nominating Tobiko saying that it was flawed. Under the umbrella body, Kenyans for Peace , Truth and Justice, a petition will be presented to parliament asking MPs not to debate the nominee for the DPP's job.
In August 2010, Kenya passed a new constitution after 20 years of attempts and a failed constitutional referendum in 2005. After the 2005 failure, efforts to try again were set aside and only regained momentum after the post-election violence in 2007--2008, which underscored the need for a new constitution.