Don’t make everything about yourself, Murkomen scolds the President for allegedly defying court orders


Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen seems not ready to stop criticizing President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On Monday, the senator lashed out at the head of the State for allegedly refusing to comply with court orders.

Responding to Chief Justice David Maraga’s statement to the president, Murkomen claimed that he had severally tried to engage the president to discuss the appointment of the 41 judges proposed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), but his efforts were to no avail.

The former Senate Majority Leaders said that time has come for President Uhuru to be advised that legacy is not a coat he can just pick and wear.

Murkomen said that as much as the president wants to leave a legacy after his term of service, he should be reminded that every other leader, including the Chief Justice, political leaders, civil servants, and even other ‘hustlers’, also want to leave the same good legacy.

According to Senator Murkomen, legacy is the sum of what one does every day and not a coat the president can just pick and wear at the end of his term.

Murkomen asked the president to obey court orders and the rule of law and desist from making everything to about him.

CJ Maraga had earlier stated that the president is responsible for the backlog of cases currently being experienced in the Judiciary since he refused to swear in the 41 judges proposed by the JSC.

Maraga added that he had unsuccessfully sought an appointment with the president to sort out the judicial issues, and he has been prompted to make it public after his efforts were futile.

Speaking at the Supreme court on Monday, June 8, 2020, the CJ also called on the president to order the AG to start the process of satisfying the decrees issued by the courts.

The Law Society of Kenya has also threatened to take legal actions against the president and AG Kihara Kariuki for refusing to swear in the 41 judges.

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