In Summary
  • Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua says she is taking her battle to unseat Governor Anne Mumbi in Kirinyaga to the Judiciary employer.
  • While she did not elaborate on the case she is taking to the eight-member commission headed by Chief Justice David Maraga, she hinted that some of the judges who handled her petition are among her targets.
  • She vowed to challenge the judicial system in the country, saying it has weaknesses.

Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua says she is taking her battle to unseat Governor Anne Mumbi in Kirinyaga to the Judiciary employer.

While on Tuesday she came to “the end of the road for litigation to nullify the (August 2017) election”, she says “it is not the end of the road for litigation.”

“There are several other aspects. The JSC (Judicial Service Commission) is one of them. I’m going there and I won’t elaborate on it,” she said on Tuesday night in an interview with Citizen TV.

While she did not elaborate on the case she is taking to the eight-member commission headed by Chief Justice David Maraga, she hinted that some of the judges who handled her petition are among her targets.

“The judge in question knows about it because they are things that happened that ought not to have taken place,” she said without dropping any names.

JUSTICE 'DENIED'

The judges who handled the case are High Court Judge Lucy Gitari (Kerugoya) and appellate justices Stephen Gatembu, Roselyn Nambuye, and Hannah Okwengu.

The former presidential candidate cried foul over the ruling issued by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, dismissing her third and final bid to oust Ms Mumbi.

According to Ms Karua, the apex court, like the High Court and the Court of Appeal, denied her justice.

“Our legal system decrees that it (Supreme Court) is the highest court. But I don’t have to believe in it,” she said.

“You go to court ready to accept the verdict after you exhaust the justice system, accepting the verdict doesn’t mean believing in it.”

She accused the supreme judges of electing not to consider her case.

CALCULATED MOVE

In her petition, the former Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister claimed there were cases of bribery in over 100 polling stations in Kirinyaga during the August 2017 General Election.

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