ODM leader Raila Odinga has condemned former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga following a letter that he wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta questioning his conduct on the rejection of six judges nominated by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
Speaking during former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile's burial on Friday June 11, Odinga reminded Mutunga of a 2013 ruling where he dismissed his petition in favour of Kenyatta whom he affirmed to have been validly elected.
At the time, the CJ stated that Odinga failed to offer enough evidence of malpractices to overturn the presidential election results.ODM leader Raila Odinga (L) and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during the burial of Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile on Friday, June 11.
"In 2013, we went to court and took all the evidence that we had but the CJ said that it was late. Right now, he is saying that there is no justice yet he was not just in 2013," Odinga stated.
Following the ruling, Mutunga had been accused of taking bribes to which he denied.
“For me, the most hurtful allegation was that I had been bribed in the Presidential Petition," he had stated.
The former prime minister maintained that he won the election but respected the court's ruling.
"In 2017, the courts did the same same thing, we did not lose but we respected their decision," Odinga stated.
Odinga also urged Christian leaders to shun from politics going on to say that 'nobody could stop the BBI reggae.'
On his part, Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, who had also attended Kalembe's burial ceremony, stated that the BBI reggae would continue once the court delivered a verdict.
"I heard retired Chief Justice David Maraga asking the Members of Parliament (MP) to impeach the president and I got confused because he is the one who had earlier written a letter to Kenyatta asking him to dissolve parliament. He has probably forgotten the letter he wrote," Junet stated.Judges, magistrates, Judiciary staff and other stakeholders bid farewell to retired Chief Justice David Maraga (front) outside the Supreme Court buildings on Monday, January 11, 2021
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