Lawyer AHMEDNASIR faults GACHAGUA for petitioning removal of JUSTICE ESTHER MAINA.

Monday, January 15, 2024 - Renowned Nairobi lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has faulted Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for planning to petition the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to remove Justice Esther Maina from office on allegations of corruption.

In a statement on Sunday, Ahmednasir described Justice Maina as a principled judge with a clean judiciary record.

The vocal lawyer said that although he has differed with Justice Maina on several occasions, she is a judge who cannot be accused of corruption or incompetence.

"Deputy President Gachagua is plainly wrong on this. 

"Justice Maina is a principled judge who has a clean record from the magistracy to the High Court. 

"I have strongly disagreed with her on the few occasions I appeared before her, and I told her in court that I found her too "pro-government." 

"But she isn't a judge one can accuse of corruption or incompetence," Ahmednasir said.

However, Ahmednasir welcomed Gachagua's remarks regarding corruption in the judiciary, arguing that they should be a wake-up call to Chief Justice Martha Koome.

"The sentiments expressed by DP Gachagua must, however, be appreciated in light of CJ Koome's woeful inability to provide a road map to address corruption and incompetence in the judiciary. 

"Koome must realise that burying her head in the sand won't do it!"

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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