‘Maraga should be removed from office,’ petitioner tells court


'Maraga should be removed from office,' petitioner tells court
Chief Justice David Maraga at Oxford University on June 4, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

A petitioner has moved to the Judicial service Commission seeking to have Chief Justice David Maraga removed from office.

According to Fredrick Obilo, a case was filed in 2016 and the case referred to the CJ for the empanelling of a three-judge bench to hear the matter but indicated it was in abeyance and failed to act on it.

“Despite having knowledge of the case the CJ failed to invoke the provisions of article 159 of Kenya to ensure speedy and just hearing of the case,” court papers read.

He says that the continued lease of the premises without speedy resolution of the case or terminating the contract amounts to wastage of public funds as the leased premised continues to incur costs and interest.

“Failure by the court to put an end to the wastage of public funds through the leased premises amount to a violation of section 79 (2) of the public management Act 2012,” says Obilo.

He says that the amount to abuse of office contrary to the oath of office he took to uphold the dignity and the respect for the judiciary.

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