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Maraga-Uhuru frosty relationship continues post-retirement

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  • Maraga says that President Uhuru should be impeached for “not upholding the Constitution” he swore to defend.
  • In the last two years of his tenure, Maraga revealed that the judiciary experienced drastic budget cuts from the National Treasury.

Ever since David Maraga officially retired as the Chief Justice of Kenya in January 12, President Uhuru Kenyatta has kept mum on the matter.

“We shall revisit”, is the statement Maraga says birthed the gloomy relationship with President Uhuru.

In an interview with Citizen TV on Thursday, Maraga said that after nullifying the 2017 presidential election results, his working relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta went south.

In fact, Maraga says, that is where the judiciary began experiencing cold treatment from Uhuru and his Jubilee government.

During the interview and Maraga in his usual boldness, he said that President Uhuru should be impeached for “not upholding the Constitution” he swore to defend.

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He faulted him for refusing to swear in 41 judges recommended by the Judicial Service Commission despite three court orders, derailing the operation of the Judiciary.

In the last two years of his tenure, Maraga revealed that the judiciary experienced drastic budget cuts from the National Treasury. Judiciary’s development budget was reduced from KSh1 billion to about KSh50 million per financial year.

In his last state of the judiciary address in November last year, Maraga told Uhuru that “I have nothing against you.”

 “To our President, wherever you are, it is clear that there is a difference of opinion between me and you. But I want to assure you, and the entire nation, that I have nothing personal against you,” Maraga had said.

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