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Maraga, Uhuru fallout

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[Chief Justice David Maraga. Photo/courtesy].

Chief Justice David Maraga is appealing to President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint 41 judges who sailed through the Judicial Service Commission interview two years ago.

According to Maraga, efforts to reach the President so as to discuss in depth matters of concerns in the judiciary have hit a snag.

According to Maraga, President Uhuru Kenyatta refusal to appoint the judges means that when one land case is filed at the high court today, the earliest it can be heard is from 2022.

Dragging court proceedings

“Refusal by the President to listen to us has posed a major blow to the judiciary since all the avenues have failed, we are using this public means of addressing him through the media,” revealed the Chief Justice.

He appealed to President Uhuru to solve the stalement with the urgency it deserves.

In the recent past Maraga has come out defending the judiciary from external forces, a move that may have triggered Uhuru’s resistance.

Few days ago, Maraga strongly opposed the executive order issued by President Kenyatta that put the Judiciary, the Deputy President office and the Nairobi county under the President’s office.