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Kenya Election: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s MPs Formally File Court Petition Against Chief Justice David Maraga

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has filed an appeal to before the Judicial Service Commission demanding the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga.

Mr Wambugu, in a 14-page appeal, blames the CJ of gross misconduct..

He asserts that the CJ has been held hostage by a group of Non-Governmental Organisations who have been against Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration since 2013.

Chief Justice David Maraga
He alleges that Justice Maraga has allowed the said NGOs to be embedded in the Judiciary and have been funding a number of programmes, including technical support and training at the Judicial Training Institute.

He has also accused the CJ of preventing Justice Mohamed Ibrahim from participating in 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 in 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 and Justice Isaac Lenaola nullified the August 8, presidential election citing irregularities and illegalities in the transmission of results.


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

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