Monday June 8, 2020 – Chief Justice David Maraga has slammed President Uhuru Kenyatta for refusing to approve the appointment of 41 judges proposed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

According to Maraga, the Head of State‘s refusal to appoint the Judges has contributed to the backlog of cases currently being experienced in the Judiciary.

Maraga also said that the President is creating a recipe for anarchy and is taking advantage of the pandemic to push the poor to the edge giving the Kariobangi demolitions as an example.

“You know I have respect for you as our President, you also know that I have unsuccessfully sought an appointment with you to sort out these issues but it has been futile leaving me with no option but to make this public,” Maraga said.

The CJ also urged the President under the advice of Attorney General Paul Kihara to start respecting court orders.

“The President’s disregard of court orders doesn’t board well for our constitutional democracy and is potentially a recipe for anarchy,” he said.

“I must remind you that you swore to defend the constitution and the laws of Kenya.”

“The laws include court orders.”

“Demonstrate that faith and respect the rule of law and comply with court orders,” he noted.


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