See what LSK President ERIC THEURI and Azimio leaders have said after GACHAGUA threatened to sack Justice ESTHER MAINA?

Monday, January 15, 2024 - Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Eric Theuri and a host of leaders from Raila Odinga’s Azimio have weighed in on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua's upcoming petition to remove Justice Esther Maina.

Justice Maina declared Gachagua’s Ksh202 million proceeds of crime without giving him a chance to defend himself.

Speaking during an interview, Theuri criticised the DP's decision to make a public statement over the case instead of making a formal complaint with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

He, however, noted that LSK will wait and see the evidence provided by the second-in-command.

"You see an attempt to seriously encroach into the independence of the Judiciary," he stated.

"I have heard the sentiments that were made by the Deputy President and I thought to myself, if you have sentiments of corruption against a particular judge, just present it to the Judicial Service Commission. 

"You do not need to go and make public pronouncements."

Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina, who was part of the panelists, backed Theuri's view, accusing President William Ruto and his deputy of attempting to control the Judiciary.

"We must continue strengthening our Judiciary because, without a strong Judiciary, we give room to corruption and lack of accountability," Ledama insisted.

Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, who is also a member of the opposition coalition, cast a dark cloud over the success of the DP's petition, arguing that it was a matter of appeal.

"(This is) dead on arrival! That’s a matter for appeal or review, not removal!" He insisted.

The Deputy President revealed that he will file the petition on Thursday, seeking the removal of the judge over what he described as her misconduct and corruption.


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