A Jubilee MP has filed a petition seeking the removal of the Chief Justice over alleged gross misconduct following nullification of the presidential election results.
The Nyeri Town MP, Ngunjiri Wambugu, wants the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to launch process to sack Chief Justice David Maraga for allegedly ‘orchestrating regime change’ plot over the nullification of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win.
Speaking outside the Supreme Court after filing the petition before the JSC, Wambugu accused CJ Maraga of instituting a judicial coup by unduly influencing his fellow Supreme Court judges to nvalidate the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The MP sensationally claims that CJ Maraga stopped Justice Mohamed Ibrahim from taking part in the NASA petition. Justice Ibrahim was taken ill during the NASA petition hearing and did not render a judgment on the case.
In his petition, Ngunjiri claims Maraga allowed civil activists opposed to the Jubilee government to fund the Judiciary through The International Development Law Organization (IDLO). Ngunjiri claims renowned legal scholar, Prof Makau Mutua, who is a vocal critic of President Kenyatta is an IDLO board member, an organization whose intent he claims is to subvert judicial independence.