Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu has accused former Chief Justices Willy Mutunga and David Maraga of fueling the never-ending wrangles currently being witnessed between the Executive and the Judiciary arms of government.
In a statement to newsrooms on Wednesday, June 9, the vocal legislator asked the duo, who have recently heavily criticised Uhuru, to ‘shut up’.
“They imagined themselves to be above the President in terms of the pecking order of the government,
“CJ Mutunga and CJ Maraga should just shut up… They established thinking that the Judiciary is independent and not part of government,” Wambugu said.
Wambugu’s sentiments come after the two former Chief justices piled pressure to President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint the six judges that he rejected since he has no constitutional liberty to reject their recommendation for appointment.
Earlier on, Maraga blasted Uhuru saying his refusal to appoint and swear the six judges will not only put the integrity and future judgments of the judges in danger but will also jeopardize their careers.
“The thinking in Kenyans minds is that these fellows have integrity issues and when someone loses a case in front of these judges, they will come up with allegations,” Maraga said.
Furthermore, Maraga called upon the National Assembly to initiate a process to impeach the Head of State for his continued disrespect of the Constitution.
“We risk descending into a banana republic. The only thing left is for the Parliament to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta,” he added.
Mutunga on the other hand challenged President Uhuru to resign if he can not abide by the Kenyan Constitution.
“If any public officer does not like the powers the constitution donates to them or find executing those powers inconvenient, they have no business to occupy those offices. Resignation and voluntary retirement are readily available options,” Mutunga said in a hard hitting open letter to President Uhuru.