In a day full of drama, Chief Justice David Maraga yesterday led members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to a press conference.
Maraga steered clear of allegations appearing on yesterday’s Standard, where a man has filed a petition with the JSC to have Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Supreme Court Judge Isaac Lenaola probed. The Deputy Chief Justice was actually on his side as he read the statement.
Maraga defended the judiciary from attacks that have been witnessed since September 1st when they delivered their ruling to annul Uhuru Kenyatta’s win. He said that the attacks have only gotten more aggressive, and efforts to have more security for judiciary premises have been ignored by the Inspector General. The CJ cited the case of Martha Karua who was denied entry into Keruguya Law Courts by demonstrators.
Maraga further noted that the demonstrations outside the Supreme Court were meant to intimidate them, saying they ‘bordered violence’.
Read the JSC’s full statement as read by Chief Justice David Maraga.