Maraga vs Uhuru: Judiciary gangs up with NASA to snub Parliament

Jubilee MPs downplay their absence saying its inconsequential

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Chief Justice David Maraga. PHOTO: THE STAR

The Judiciary has been accused of ganging up with the Opposition to snub the opening of the 12th Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, September 12.

Jubilee Members of Parliament have criticised the Chief Justice David Maraga led Judiciary, saying they read mischief in their absence.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the 12th Parliament on September 12, 2017. /PSCU

According to Buuri MP Rindikiri Mugambi, Nasa MPs and Judiciary boycotted the sitting as a show of solidarity.

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“Who between Nasa and Judiciary is pulling the other? I don’t know the marriage they have and who is writing the script between the two,” the legislator said as quoted by the Star.

Mugambi went on to add that it is important for the independent arm of government to attend the sitting to show the country is united and stable.

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“They should have come to show that the country is moving in the right direction,” he noted.

Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa cam out to defend Maraga and his team, saying: “[The] Judiciary may have had a legitimate reason owing to the fact that they have just come from a presidential petition.”

Nyeri Women Rep,Rahab Mukami on the other hand, observed that the Judiciary’s absence not withstanding, the House attained a quorum and the event went on smoothly without any mishap.

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Tetu first timer James Gichuhi echoed her sentiments noting the absence of the Judiciary and Nasa lawmakers did not have any impact because the President showed the government is intact and is focused on serving Kenyans.