Chief Justice David Maraga has asked Kenyans to report magistrates and judges suspected of having links with drug trafficking cartels.
He said no judicial officer will be spared once there is enough evidence of their involvement in corruption and other malpractices.
Maraga, however, denied claims of judges and magistrates in Mombasa having been hijacked by powerful drug cartels. There has been claims that judges and magistrates were aiding drug traffickers to evade justice whenever they are arrested.
“We are appealing to members of the public or anyone who has information on any magistrate or a judge who has been receiving money from these drug cartels to come forward, to enable us investigate the specific individuals and take the necessary action,” he said.
The CJ who was addressing journalists in Mombasa on the sidelines of a five day retreat of heads of court stations from across the country to discuss the new judiciary transformation agenda for efficient service delivery to court users, said he was committed to cleaning up the judiciary.
At the same time, Maraga has defended the jailing of the seven Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials by Justice Hellen Wasiliwa’s saying the judge practiced independence in dealing with a matter which he termed as sensitive.
“She dealt with the matter independently and practiced what was needed of her, I know some people are not happy with her decision to jail the doctors while others are, let allow justice to take its course,” said the Chief Justice.
The Chief Justice at the same time, warned that the courts will not shy away from punishing those found disobey court orders and singled out senior government officials of the notoriety.