Christian organisation KCPF asks Uhuru, Maraga to end the Judiciary-Executive stalemate


Christian organisation KCPF asks Uhuru, Maraga to end the Judiciary-Executive stalemate

The Kenyan Christian Professional Forum (KCPF) has called President Uhuru Kenya and Chief Justice David Maraga to end the Executive- Judiciary stalemate.

In a statement by the organisations Chairperson Charles Kanjama, said both parties need to reach out to each other with the aim of reaching instituitional comity.

Kanjama noted that the refusal by President Kenyatta to appoint 41 judges fronted by the JSC was a grave violation of the constituition.

The organisation now wants the church to mediate between the instituitions where neccesary to enable quick resolution to the standoff.

“We as the KCPF express our readiness to support any mediation initiatives, recognixing the Twin constiruitional values of judicial independence and accountability which towgther ensure the highest judicial intergrity,” the statement read.

At the same time the organisation asked the Judiciary to upscale Judicial Services to the people of Kenya to allow litigants seek justice during the pandemic.

This comes weeks after the Attorney General Kihara Kariuki accused the Chief Justice of taking a personal slant in his second public attacks on the president saying Maraga made pre-emptive and prejudicial statements about matters that are already in court.

“These public attacks which have not taken a decidedly personal slant are not only a breach of established norms of Government but are also the more puzzling given the direct lines of communication that exists between the Chief Justice and the President,” the statement read.

The AG noted that while the president was keen on upholding the rule of law, he was not keen on appointing judges whose conduct is questionable.

On why some judges with questionable character were still serving in the Judiciary, the AG noted that it is Chief Justice’s job to answer the question and not the president.

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