Maraga moves to sack judges as Njoki Ndung'u is saved

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Chief Justice David Maraga

Chief Justice David Maraga on Thursday recommended the removal of judges Marete, Waithaka and Muya.

Maraga, who spoke on behalf of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to form tribunals to investigate the three.

“After hearing the following 3 petitions, the Commission was satisfied that they disclosed grounds for removal under

Article 168 (1) of the Constitution and made a decision to Petition H.E. the President for the appointment of

Tribunals under Article 168 (5) of the Constitution,” stated Maraga.

The three judges had been accused of gross misconduct, abuse of office and dishonesty in rulings made.

Petition against Njoki Ndung'u withdrawn

The CJ on the other hand pointed out that a petition against Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndung'u had been withdrawn.

Justice Ndung'u had failed to appear before JSC after she remarked that the accusations against her had been dropped by Lawyer Apollo who had file the petition.

Apollo had accused had accused Ndung'u and other top judges of the Supreme Court of boycotting work in 2015, in protest of the move by the commission to retire Justice Philip Tunoi after he attained the mandatory age of 70 years.

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