The Judiciary on Friday asked the Inspector General of Police and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate those behind a number of banners in the city that had defamatory messages aimed at Chief Justice David Maraga.
The banners, which read “COMING SOON…Who Maraga is protecting” were seen at various places in Nairobi and the Judiciary has strongly condemned the act.
“The content of the banners intimated that this was the beginning of a ‘vicious fight’ targeting CJ David Maraga in particular and the Judiciary in general.
“While the Judiciary does not know the people behind these attacks, it is clear that the banners are a continuation of well-choreographed attacks on the Judiciary throughout this week, particularly on social media,” read the statement in part.
Adding: “We appeal and request the IG and the DCI to investigate and do everything in their power to find and punish those responsible.”
This comes just days after Maraga blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta for disregarding court orders, terming it a recipe for anarchy.
“The refusal of the President to appoint the 41 judges, was a grave violation of the constitution
“The President's disregard of court orders, doesn't board well for our constitutional democracy & is potentially a recipe for anarchy; the Executive routinely disregards court orders,” he said.
In his address, the CJ also voiced frustrations at how he has sought audience with President Kenyatta but to no avail.
He challenged the Head of State to uphold the Constitution and be an example by obeying the law.
“How can we expect God to bless our nation, when we're so callous to the most desperate in our society?
“I have for a long time now unsuccessfully sought an appointment to discuss this issue with you, leaving me no choice but to raise the matter through this public statement; you swore to defend & uphold the constitution & the laws of Kenya,” said Maraga.