Jubilee legislators distance themselves from Maraga petition

Nyeri Town MP addressing journalists when he filed the petition. PHOTO: COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Jubilee top leadership in parliament has distanced itself from Nyeri town member of parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu’s petition to remove chief justice David Maraga from office due to his ruling to invalidate the 2017 August 8th polls.

In a media briefing at parliament buildings in Nairobi on Friday,  Jubilee legislators led by National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale and Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen, they  distanced themselves from the petition terming it as personal initiative.

They inisisted that Jubilee party is not part and parcel of that petition indicating that they are in touch with Wambugu to see that petition withdrawn from the judiciary.

“We shall shall continue to engage Wambugu to urge him to drop it but if he feels otherwise, then its upon him,” Duale said.

They said that there are procedures which are supposed to used to remove the chief justice through parliament which Wambugu has not followed.

Duale and Murkomen indicated that the party is fastracking its campaigns to ensure that president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto clinches power come October 17th polls.

In Parliament, On Thursday MPs from Abagusii community asked Mr Wambugu to immediately withdraw the petition, saying it was in bad taste, a day after the President met an Abagusii delegation at State House in Nakuru.