Chief Justice Accuses Kenya President Of Moves To Control The Judiciary

Kenya’s chief justice David Maraga has accused the executive arm of government of wanting to control the judiciary in a rare press conference.

Mr Maraga said that recent budget cuts had stalled operations in the judiciary leading to stalled services.

He said the judiciary has been forced to suspend court of appeal sessions in four major towns, as well as close operations of the mobile courts.

He has also threatened to boycott some state functions to protest against the budget cuts, our colleague is reporting.

The judiciary had requested $315m for the current financial year which was cut down to $115m; as part of measures to reduce government spending.

President Uhuru has branded the judges “crooks.

 

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