Lawyer Ahmednassir Adullahi banned from Supreme court

The judges said the ban also applies to associates in his law firm
Lawyer Ahmednassir Adullahi banned from Supreme court

The Supreme Court has permanently barred prominent lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi from making submissions before it. The ban issued on Thursday and signed by the Registrar of the Supreme Court L. Wachira was issued by the full bench of the apex court.

The judges said the ban also applies to associates in his law firm.

In view of the foregoing, it is the decision of this Court, that henceforth and from the date of this Communication, you shall have no audience before the Court, either by yourself, through an employee of your law firm, or any other person holding brief for you, or acting pursuant to your instructions. Much as this decision is bound to affect those who may have instructed you to represent them before the Court, it is untenable that you would seek justice in the very institution and before the very Judges, whose reputation and integrity you never tire of assaulting,” the Supreme Court Registrar wrote in the letter to the Senior Counsel.

The court accuses Ahmednassir of conducting a campaign on print, electronic, and social media while scandalizing the court.

 “Over the years, you have relentlessly and unabashedly conducted a campaign in the broadcast, print and social media aimed at scandalizing, ridiculing, and out-rightly denigrating this Court,” the letter sent to him reads in part, “Through social media posts, media interviews, and write-ups, you have accused the Court either in its constitutive persona, or individual membership, of acts of corruption, incompetence, and outright bribery.”

Capital FM News texted the lawyer seeking a comment on the Supreme Court’s decision to bar him, but he was yet to respond by the time of uploading this article.

He, however, tweeted telling off the judges, insisting they are corrupt.

The Supreme Court said it took the decision due to the Senior Counsel’s attacks which seek to destroy the individual judges’ reputation.

This, you have done with reckless abandon, paying scant regard to the reputations of those who tirelessly serve on the Court in accordance with their Oath of Office,” it adds.


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