JSC to Make Final Decision on CJ Maraga's Removal Motion

  • Reports from the Supreme Court indicate that an ouster motion against Chief Justice David Maraga put forward by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has not been withdrawn.

    The petition which President Uhuru Kenyatta had requested to be withdrawn will be considered by the judges' employer, Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and a verdict issued.

    KTN News reported that the JSC was locked up in a meeting at the Supreme Court grounds on Tuesday morning with a final decision expected to be delivered, through a press statement, by close of day.

    The Commission has received a total of six petitions against the Supreme Court judges with the latest ones having been filed on Monday against DCJ Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola.

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    Lawyer Apollo Mboya had already filed petitions against Justices Ibrahim Mohamed, Jackton Ojwang' and Njoki Ndung'u on claims of absconding of duty.

    Justice Smokin Wanjala has remained untouched, however, rumours of an impending petition against him were rife during the Jubilee supporters protests at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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    The Nyeri Town MP had earlier assured the President that the petition would be withdrawn momentarily to allow for the October 17 repeat poll.

    Mr Wambugu had stated: "I stand by the grievances in the Maraga Petition but due to the current political environment I will not pursue it, for now."

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