In Summary
  • Addressing journalists at the Meru law courts on Friday, Mr Maraga said they were efficiently handling disputes that arose from recently concluded party primaries.
  • On Wednesday, Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri called on the Judiciary to exercise sobriety when handling matters related to the forthcoming elections and hinted at calling on a referendum to change the judiciary.

Chief Justice David Maraga has re-affirmed the Judiciary's readiness to handle all disputes arising from the August 8 elections.

Addressing journalists at the Meru law courts on Friday, Mr Maraga said they were efficiently handling disputes that arose from recently concluded party primaries.

He said they expect a high number of disputes after the elections especially from the ward level.

“The judiciary is very well prepared .We’ve had the judges trained to refresh their minds to deal with petitions. At the moment we’re hearing appeals from the parties on the party primaries.

“The Political Parties tribunal is sitting around the clock. I have authorised them to sit beyond working hours and hear disputes so that we finalise within the time frame,” Mr Maraga said.

DEFEND JUDICIARY

On reforms, the CJ defended the judiciary saying they were fighting corruption and cartels within the judiciary.

“We are keen on ending corruption and inefficiency in the Judiciary, but this is not a problem one can deal with in a day. We have dismissed several judicial officers involved in corruption,” he said.

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