Maraga faces sack over reports of giving court instructions in Kisii language

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Chief Justice David Maraga

Chief Justice David Maraga was on Thursday reported to the Judicial Service Commission after he was claimed he conducted meetings and gave instructions in Kisii language.

A petition filed by a man identified as Yusuf Dimbili seeks to have Maraga removed from office over abuse of office and employment of one ethnic community in his office.

“…A human resource audit of the office of the Chief Justice will clearly indicate that 85% of the workforce being drawn from the Kisii community where the Chief Justice hails…

“…the situation is so bad to the extent that meetings and instructions in the said office are conducted in the ethnic dialect of the Chief Justice...” read a part of the petition.

Petition for removal of judges Jackton Ojwang, Smokin Wanjala and Njoki Ndung'u

On Wednesday a similar petition was presented to the Judicial Service Commission by Jared Ongeri which sought to have four Supreme Court judges fired over misconduct.

The four include: Justices Mohamed Ibrahim, Jackton Ojwang, Smokin Wanjala and Njoki Ndung'u.

The JSC confirmed that the petition was considered and stated that the named judges be served with the documents as well.


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