CJ Maraga receives backing from opposition leaders after petition seeking his removal was dismissed
Maraga has faced attacks from Jubilee owing to his strong stand on the rule of law.
The leaders have warned the Jubilee government against attacks on the Judiciary and more so Maraga arguing that the petition was a calculated move to oust him because of his strong stand on the rule of law.
"Touching Maraga is touching the whole Gusii community. The CJ has been known for his stand and respect of the rule of law and the constitution of Kenya without being unfair,” said Kisii Governor James Ongwae.
The petition was filed by lawyer Adrian Kamotho Njenga against Maraga and six other Judicial Service Commissioners arguing that 'they have failed to promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the Judiciary.'
Senator Sam Ongeri said that Kisii people are always criticized and intimidated by other communities once they land top government jobs.
“The Kisii community has remained peaceful despite of the political crises from other parties. We are able to manage ourselves without hurting anyone,” said Ongeri.
Kisii Woman Rep Janet Ongera echoed the two leaders' sentiments saying they cannot allow one of their own face challenges in the name of mere politics.
The petition was however dismissed by National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi who termed the petition a "misplaced, a long shot, pedestrian and a fishing expedition."
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