The one hour closed-door meeting was held in the CJ’s chamber at the Supreme Court, Nairobi. Neither Raila nor Dr Mutunga spoke to journalists who had camped outside the CJ’s office throughout the meeting.
The two only posed for a photo session as Mutunga handed to the PM a copy of the 2012-2016 Judiciary Transformation Framework launched a month ago. A statement from the CJ’s office said the two discussed ways in which the Executive and the Judiciary could cooperate in the implementation of the Constitution.
Raila said the 2007 post-election violence would not have occurred if Kenya had a respectable and trusted Judiciary.
The statement said Mutunga appealed to the Executive to lend its support by explaining the framework to the public, and offer financial and infrastructural support.
He expressed satisfaction with the Sh15.9 billion allocated to the Judiciary by Parliament, but called for allocation of adequate funds to other institutions in the justice system.
Mutunga also briefed the PM on their preparedness for the elections, saying the Judiciary Working Committee on Election Preparedness was making plans to train judges and magistrates to deal with election offences and disputes.