Nakuru town member of parliament Wambugu Ngunjiri has condemned the former two chief justices regarding their comments on Uhuru’s selective appointment of judges.
Ngunjiri accused the two – David Maraga and Willy Mutunga-of being the problem between the two other two arms of the government.
The lawmaker, a close associate of President Uhuru Kenyatta, stated the two were trying to intimidate the President. He added the Head of State didn’t appoint the six because they didn’t merit.
“CJ Maraga and CJ Mutunga should keep quiet. They have come up with this notion that the judiciary is independent from other arms of the government. They believe they’re above the Head of State of the pecking order of government,” said Ngunjiri.
Nakuru town MP’s remark came a short while after the former CJ slammed the President for ruining the careers of the six rejected judges.
Maraga stated that Kenyatta’s decision made Kenyans believe the six didn’t merit to get appointed.
Mutunga, on the other hand, faulted Mr Kenyatta regarding his decision and said his behaviour was beneath his office. He also said he behaved in a petty manner.
The six rejected judges include Judith Omanga Cheruiyot, Makori Evans Kiago, Aggrey Muchelule, Weldon Korir, George Odunga, and Joel Ngugi.
Odunga and Ngugi were part of a team that proclaimed the Build Bridges Initiative (BBI) null and void.
The issue has brought forth mixed reactions from Kenyans, between those who support President Kenyatta and those who don’t.