National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi dismissed a petition filed by a city lawyer seeking the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga and six other Judiciary officers from office.
Mr. Muturi rejected the petition on Tuesday terming it as “misplaced, a long shot, pedestrian and a fishing expedition.”
Lawyer Adrian Kamotho Njenga wrote to Parliament on Monday, February 25 accusing Justice Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and five other members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of violation of the Constitution, gross misconduct and incompetence.
Mr. Kamotho claimed that Justice Maraga, DCJ Mwilu, Justice Mohamed Warsame, Justice Aggrey Muchelule, Prof Tom Ojienda, Ms Emily Ominde and Mercy Deche were unfit to hold office.
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale dismissed the petition saying it was not the one promised to the Judiciary by Uhuru Kenyatta after nullification of the announced results for the August elections.
“This is not the revisit.,” he said at Parliament buildings on Tuesday and asked Kenyans to do their research before petitioning Parliament.
“If you want to deal with the CJ, don’t use Parliament … use other routes,” he said, adding they will not allow any person who wants to deal with Legislature to use Parliament.