Lawyers suspend planned countrywide court boycott

Lawyers have suspended their plan to boycott courts from Monday to protest blatant violations of rights and disobedience of court orders by state and public officers.

Law Society of Kenya President Isaac Okero however, said the nationwide Yellow Ribbon Campaign will be carried out.

“Further to the communication of Friday 9th February 2018 regarding the Yellow Ribbon Campaign, upon further consultations it has been decided that the campaign shall proceed with all components save for the court boycott which stands postponed for now to facilitate better preparation,” he said in a statement issued late Sunday.

The lawyers’ body had planned to have lawyers boycott services countrywide, apart from those handling election petitions which are under strict timelines.