GACHAGUA backs down as he says he won't appear before JSC to seek removal of Justice ESTHER MAINA


Thursday, January 18, 2024 - Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has announced that he will not proceed with the petition seeking the removal of Justice Esther Maina.

Gachagua had been chest-thumping that he would file a petition before the Judicial Service Commission(JSC) seeking Justice Maina's removal from office over allegations of corruption.

According to Gachagua, the petition is in response to Chief Justice Martha Koome's appeal to the executive to table evidence linking any judge to corruption after President William Ruto recently accused the courts of being used by malicious actors to sabotage government projects.

"She (Koome) has challenged us and I will lead by example. 

"On Thursday, this coming week, at 2:15 pm I will personally present a petition before Lady Chief Justice Martha Koome against Justice Esther Maina for her removal from the judiciary for misconduct and corruption," Gachagua vowed.

However, in a statement on Thursday, Gachagua's office said the DP will not file a petition seeking the removal of Justice Esther Maina.

"The Deputy President will not proceed with the matter of the petition, for now," a statement by his communication service, DPPS, said.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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