Top Senator Reveals Person Behind Petition to Remove Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndung'u

  • Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Saturday revealed that National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga was behind the petition filed to remove Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndung'u.

    Through his Twitter account, the Senate Majority leader questioned why Odinga was not being blasted like it happened when a petition was filed against Chief Justice David Maraga.

    "@RailaOdinga has filed a hopeless petition against Ndungu through @MboyaApollo. How come he ain't being castigated like @ngunjiriwambugu?" He posed.

    This comes a few hours after lawyer Apollo Mboya filed a petition before the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking removal of Justice Njoki Ndung'u from Supreme Court.

    Mr Mboya claims that in her detailed dissent judgement on the presidential petition, Justice Ndung'u exhibited "total lack of courtesy and civility towards her colleagues on the bench of the Supreme Court".

    He also indicated that she expressed bad judicial temperament in her general attitude towards the law and other judges.

    He faulted the Judge on her judgement that directed the lower courts to disregard the criteria used by the Apex court in making the milestone decision.

    "However in the meantime, lower courts are not without an option. The decision by the majority is one given in a presidential election and which does not usurp the jurisdiction of the lower courts in electoral disputes," she noted.

    Two weeks ago, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu filed a petition before JSC seeking the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga.

    Mr Wambugu indicated that his petition was challenging Maraga's tenability stating that the CJ had instituted 'a judicial coup' as the head of the third arm of government.

    Mr Wambugu's petition was greeted with a lot of criticism from Kisii County residents who staged demonstrations and protests in several towns.

    Opposition leader Raila Odinga also criticised the petition noting that President Uhuru Kenyatta  was behind the petition by the Jubilee politician as a scheme meant to sabotage judiciary.

    "Jubilee is now hiding from its own MP who has shown an intention of frustrating the court. They are planning to sabotage the courts before the conclusion of a host of cases," he stated.