Judiciary calls for investigations into mysterious Maraga posters
By Vincent Kejitan
| June 12th 2020
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
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
“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.
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