CJ Maraga warns Judiciary staff linked to drug cartels


Chief Justice David Maraga addresses

Chief Justice David Maraga has called on the public to report any judicial officers linked to drug cartels.

The CJ said he currently does not have information on any employees in the Judiciary tied to narcotics barons.

“I have talked about corruption before. If any judicial officers are involved they will be dealt with,” said Mr Maraga, adding that some magistrates have already been sacked after being linked to the vice.

The CJ made the remarks on Wednesday on the sidelines of a week-long magistrates’ retreat at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort.

The government has launched a major crackdown on drug cartels in the coast region, with a number of people deported and others extradited to the US to face trial.

Considerable amounts of drugs have also been netted in the crackdown.

Justice Maraga also said judicial officers have been sensitised on how to deal with cases touching on Constitution timelines such as that of the General Election.

The CJ, while referring to the High Court ruling annulling the Sh2.5 billion ballot paper tender award, said the IEBC can file an appeal if it is dissatisfied with the judgment.

“This is part of the court process, which sometimes pleases people while others are not,” said Mr Maraga

The High Court ruled that it was unreasonable for IEBC to have awarded a tender to the Dubai firm without considering compliance with new elections laws and the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act.

The Chief Justice further said cases related to elections, such as those related to party nominations, will also be given priority.

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