Do the right thing, Maraga tells Judiciary as he signs out
By Judah Ben-Hur
| January 11th 2021
Chief Justice David Maraga will officially retire on Monday at midnight as he attains the retirement age of 70 years.
In his final statements, the CJ asked the members of the judiciary to be very bold and brave at a time the country has started witnessing increasing political tensions.
When the incoming acting CJ took to the microphone, her reflections about CJ Maraga were those of a man only comparable to a justice guru.
“My lord you have undertaken the honourable responsibility with outstanding dedication and faced all the numerous and considerable challenges facing our institution over the past four years with grace, judiciousness and resolute determination,” said Mwilu.
The acting CJ attributed many of the transformative changes to the CJ citing his leadership shaped the judiciary and how they delivered their services to the people.
“When any reflection on the development of our constitutional democracy is undertaken, your name my Lord chief justice shall be written large within it,” said Mwilu.
In his last lap in 2020, CJ Maraga will be remembered for being part of the process that gave powers to Alternative Justice Systems (AJS) - a judicial system that will be run by community leaders and the people at the grassroots. The AJS will allow the judiciary to reduce the backlog of small cases and petty crimes that could be handled without going to court.
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