Chief Justice Maraga rattles Jubilee government; warns of consequences

KTN Prime | Thursday 8 Feb 2018 11:15 am

An angry chief justice David Maraga has fired off a warning to Uhuru's executive arm of government for defying court orders, telling the government that obeying court orders is not optional for any individual or institution. Maraga says it is not a favor to the judiciary but an integral part of constitutional and civic obligation. The president of the judiciary reminded the executive that all state officers take an oath to uphold and protect the constitution, and to disobey a court order is a violation of the supreme law and a refusal to carry out public duty. He warns that judges and magistrates have legal avenues they can invoke to enforce those court orders disobeyed by the government. His assurance to Kenyans is that the judiciary will continue to dispense its duty with independence and authority. The last time Maraga talked this tough was when President Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies in jubilee viciously attacked the Supreme Court in public on several occasions after the nullification of the august 8th presidential election results.