CJ Maraga under hot fire, JSC gets petition to oust him

Chief Justice David Maraga

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The Judicial Service Commission has received a petition seeking the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga from office citing abuse of office.

In court documents seen by Daily Active, the petitioner, Yusuf Dimbili cites gross misconduct and abuse of office as grounds that warrant CJ Maraga’s removal as the President of the Supreme Court.

Dimbili also claims that Maraga’s office is full of staff majorly drawn from one community, with official instructions reportedly conducted in the ethnic dialect.

“…the situation is so bad to the extent that meetings and instructions in the said office are conducted in the ethnic dialect of the Chief Justice…” claims Dimbili in the petition.

“…A human resource audit of the office of the Chief Justice will clearly indicate that 85% of the workforce being drawn from the Kisii community where the Chief Justice hails…”

The Petitioner also accuses the CJ of making references to the Wajir petition judgement before it was delivered during the Laikipia gubernatorial petition ruling.

“The Laikipia petition judgement was delivered on February 8, 2019 and the Wajir petition was delivered on February 15, 2019. This is not only unprofessional but reeks of gross misconduct,” reads the petition in part.

The petition also questions Maraga’s presence in political rallies attended and addressed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kisii and Nyamira counties.

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