JSC receives petitions against Maraga, Mwilu and Lenaola
The JSC has received petitions for the removal of three Supreme Court judges following the nullification of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win.
The judges are Chief Justice David Maraga, Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu and Isaac Lenaola.
“We acknowledge receipt of the petitions…The same shall be tabled before the JSC for directions and consideration in accordance to law,” chief registrar Anne Amadi said on Tuesday.
Nyeri MP Ngunjiri Wambugu filed a petition against Maraga over gross misconduct but later said he had put it on hold.
He made the announcement after President Uhuru Kenyatta asked him to withdraw it, saying “I understand your pain and action but we have an election to win.”
Another petitioner wanted Mwilu and Lenaola removed for alleged gross misconduct.
Derrick Ngumu, executive director of Angaza Empowerment Network, accused the judges of breaching the Judicial Service Commission code of conduct during proceedings for NASA’s presidential election petition.
“Lenaola and Mwilu met [NASA leaders] Moses Wetang’ula and James Orengo at Skyview apartments, Kileleshwa, on August 17 and 18 and the subject of discussion was the presidential petition,” Ngumu says in the petition filed on Monday