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Enterprising Kenyans out to profit from CJ David Maraga's Supreme Court verdict

By Mercy Asamba | Published Fri, September 8th 2017 at 19:27, Updated September 8th 2017 at 20:10 GMT +3

It has only been a week since the grand Supreme Court ruling where Chief Justice David Maraga nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's win in the just concluded General Election.

But Kenyans are already either out to fatten their wallets by selling the Chief Justice's quotes or just out to showcase their patriotism. Either way, their creativity cannot go unnoticed.

“”Dial *811*10# now and inspire your callers with CJ MARAGA quote on the GREATNESS of the nation every time. Enjoy for Sh1 daily. To stop send STOP to 22141” this is now the trending call back tone.

The landmark decision by Supreme Court on September 1 to scrap August 8 presidential election was shaped by Maraga who proved a staunch defender of judicial independence in a region where judges are often seen as being under the thumb of executive powers.

"The greatness of any nation lies in its fidelity to the constitution and adherence to the rule of law and above all respect to God," said Chief Justice David Maraga on September 1.

Many Kenyans were astonished by the verdict. Some celebrated others cursed the decision.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was expected to be sworn in for a second term until the Supreme Court ruling, said he respected the verdict. He however took a swipe at Maraga’s colleagues, calling them “crooks” and vowed to fix the Judiciary once he is re-elected.

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga who is Uhuru’s main challenger found in the chief justice a man ready to defend judicial powers against the highest office.

Kenyans now await the fresh presidential election between Uhuru and Raila that is slated for October 17 by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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