Chief Justice David Maraga has challenged Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi to file a petition with the Judicial Service Commission regarding claims that some Supreme Court judges were bribed in the Wajir gubernatorial election petition.
Maraga comes to Ahmednasir's aid over claims of corrupt Supreme Court judges
Relief for lawyer Ahmednasir
Speaking during the launch of the State of Judiciary Report, CJ Maraga assured Mr Abdullahi that the JSC would take the stern action against any judge who would be found culpable.
"In the last few weeks Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi claimed that some judges of the Supreme Court were bribed to decide the Wajir gubernatorial petition the way they did," CJ Maraga stated.
"I challenge him to file a petition and assure him that the JSC would take stern and appropriate action if given evidence of the alleged corruption," he added.
The CJ noted that corruption was endemic in the country and also acknowledged that the vice had infiltrated in the judiciary and asked all Kenyans to help fight the vice.
Moments after the CJ's speech, Mr Abdullahi took to Twitter where he assured Kenyans that the petition is almost ready as he had promised claiming that the evidence collected was overwhelming.
Mr Abdullahi's statement read: "I wish to thank the Hon CJ David Maraga for this...my client's petition to the JSC is almost ready. I want reassure all Kenyans of goodwill and the Hon CJ in particular that my client will file the petition...and the evidence is OVERWHELMING."
On Wednesday, Supreme Court judge, Justice Mohamed K. Ibrahim threatened to sue the Senior Counsel for linking him to bribery and he demanded for a public apology from Mr Abdullahi.
Through his lawyer, Wambua Kilonzo, Ibrahim said that Mr Abdullahi sent a message praising Ibrahim’s integrity a day to the ruling but when the judge ruled in favor of the incumbent, in the Wajir gubernatorial petition the lawyer was upset.
The Senior Counsel's firm protested against the outcome of the Wajir gubernatorial election petition and claimed to have evidence of how some Supreme Court judges were compromised.
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