Controversial details emerge on why Maraga failed to attend Uhuru's address

CJ Maraga and his team were conspicuously missing when Uhuru made his address.

Maraga and his Judiciary team were conspicuously absent when Kenyatta delivered his speech in the special joint sitting of Parliament where he moved to assure Kenyans and the international community that there is no void in the top leadership.

Committee rooms 7 and 9 in the National Assembly which were reserved for the Judiciary remained unoccupied throughout the event.

However, it remains unclear why only two rooms were reserved for the Judiciary team yet there are seven Supreme Court judges.

According to The Standard, Chief Justice David Maraga's personal assistant Mundia Muchiri revealed that his boss was not invited to the function.

"I can speak on good authority and say that there is no invite that was sent to the CJ, unless it was sent generally to the Judiciary, which should not be the case. The Speaker should, as a matter of protocol, send the invite to the CJ, for if you do not invite the Chief Justice, then who else have you invited?" Muchiri posed.

However, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi said the invitations were sent to the Registrar of the Judiciary who was supposed to invite the judges to the reopening of Parliament.

“The clerk to the National Assembly told me he invited them. They must have written to the Registrar,” Muturi told the Nation on phone.

Maraga and his team of six other Supreme Court judges have been under fire over by the top Jubilee leadership led by Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto who criticised the ruling which nullified their win during the August 8 elections.

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