Tuesday June 9, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally responded to Chief Justice David Maraga, who on Monday accused him of ignoring court orders and mutilating the constitution for his selfish agenda.
The CJ who addressed a presser accused the President of disobeying court orders and refusing to appoint 41 judges proposed to him by the Judicial Service Commission.
CJ Maraga also told the press that his efforts to get an audience with the President over the appointments had failed.
But Uhuru, through Attorney General Paul Kihara, said his Government believes in the established channels of communication and not playing to the public gallery.
“We shall respond to him directly with respect to issues which are not subject to ongoing cases.”
“The Executive will not discuss cases before the court,” he said.
Noting that cases can’t be discussed in media briefings, Kariuki said that Uhuru will not abdicate his role to appoint persons tainted with integrity issues.
“I invite the CJ to focus on reopening of courts and address the backlog, as well as address complaints on delayed cases.”
“There is only one Government, Kenyans want public service, not self-service,” he said.
“The Executive is committed to deliver on the Kenyan dream.”
The Kenyan DAILY POST