Jubilee MP files petition to kick out Chief Justice Maraga

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Chief Justice David Maraga follows proceedings at the Supreme Court on August 28, 2017 during the presidential election petition. PHOTO | JEFF | ANGOTEChief Justice David Maraga follows proceedings at the Supreme Court on August 28, 2017 during the presidential election petition. PHOTO | JEFF | ANGOTE

By SAM KIPLAGAT

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has filed a petition before the Judicial Service Commission seeking the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga.

Mr Wambugu, in a 14-page petition, accuses the CJ of gross misconduct.

He claims that will the CJ has been held captive by a group of Non-Governmental Organisations who have been against Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency since 2013.

He alleges that will Justice Maraga has allowed the said NGOs to be embedded inside the Judiciary as well as have been funding numerous programmes, including technical support as well as training at the Judicial Training Institute.

He has also accused the CJ of preventing Justice Mohamed Ibrahim by participating inside the hearing of the presidential petition filed by Nasa flag bearer Raila Odinga.

Mr Justice Ibrahim fell sick on the second day of the hearing of the case. He did not participate inside the judgment.

Mr Wambugu’s allegations come as Kenyans eagerly await the full judgment of the Supreme Court, which nullified the reelection of President Kenyatta.

The judges have nine days to deliver their verdict.

Justice Maraga, Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu, Justice Smokin Wanjala as well as Justice Isaac Lenaola nullified the August 8, presidential election citing irregularities as well as illegalities inside the transmission of results.

Justices Njoki Ndungu as well as JB Ojwang dissented, giving the election a clean bill of health.

Source – Nairobi News

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Jubilee MP files petition to kick out Chief Justice Maraga

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