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Grand Mullah in trouble over his tweets on judges

A non-governmental organisation has petitioned the Law Society of Kenya to remove lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi from its list of senior counsels, saying his many outbursts on Twitter amount to misconduct.

The Centre for Africa Volunteers Society, a Westlands-based organisation, says in a letter Mr Abdullahi has been “intimidating” judges by his posts.

The organisation’s CEO Josephat Ochieng authored the letter.

“By observation of some of the posts by Mr Abdullahi against the judiciary and judicial officials, his conduct falls short of the honour he deserves,” states Mr Ochieng.

Contacted for a response on Saturday, Mr Abdullahi laughed it off.

“You don’t have something better to do?” he asked, and did not give any further comment.

The lawyer has in the past been on the firing line of Chief Justice David Maraga over his tweets. In February, Mr Abdullahi took to Twitter to criticise the Supreme Court’s decision on a case of two Iranians being tried for allegedly planning a terror attack.

“Do you want to litigate before this court or do you want to litigate elsewhere?” Justice Maraga asked.

Mr Abdullahi replied: “With due respect, the comment I made is very valid. That this Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to detain people.”