Babu Owino’s plea to Uhuru, Maraga

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, Nov 5th 2019 at 09:47
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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Monday appealed to Chief Justice David Maraga and President Uhuru Kenyatta to resolve their differences amicably.

This is after Maraga openly stated that some organs of the Executive are trying to interfere with the day to day operations of the Judiciary.

Babu asked the Head of State and the CJ to exercise wisdom in sorting out their differences lest they affect the common mwananchi.

“I wish to appeal to my seniors, H. E the President and H. E the CJ to exercise wisdom and sobriety for the sake of the people of Kenya. When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

“This conflict between these two respected arms of Government can only result in hardship for ordinary citizens,” said the lawmaker.

He reiterated that the two offices are meant to serve Kenyans and should be accorded the respect they deserve.

“These offices exist not to serve individuals but to serve the people of Kenya.

“I, therefore, caution all those who are hell-bent on undermining this relationship for their own selfish gains. We will not stand by as you destroy this country.

“The Chief Justice is a senior and respected member of our society and we will protect both the institution and the individual by hook or by crook!” said Babu.

After being silent on the debate about the Judiciary budget cuts, Maraga came out in a tell-it-all press briefing and blamed the cash crisis on the cases being handled in courts touching on some people serving in government.

He said that such individuals are out to cripple courts but the Judiciary would remain unmoved.

"In some decisions the Judiciary makes, they are bound to clash with [the interest of] some officials in government. It is for this reason that some officials in government are crippling the Judiciary by starving it of funds,” said the CJ.

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