BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH SEPT 2017-The Judicial service commission has told off its critics who have been directing attacks at the judges since the ruling of September 1st which annulled presidential election results.
In a statement read on behalf of JSC on Tuesday 19TH SEPT,by chief justice David Maraga the JSC was categorical that the independence of all its officers comes first and that they will not watch as the same is abused.
The chief justice who was accompanied by other judges among them deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu says time had come for all Kenyans to respect the judiciary saying that underhand dealings expected to destabilize its functions will not be allowed.”If leaders are tired of a strong and independent Judiciary, they can call a referendum and abolish it all together” said Maraga.
He spokes after chairing a JSC meeting that the “Judiciary is ready to pay the ultimate price to protect the rule of law.”
The meeting followed two petitions challenging the credibility of the CJ himself, and Supreme Court judges Philomena Mwilu (Deputy Chief Justice) and Isaac Lenaola.
Maraga who has called upon all kenyans of goodwill to come out and protect the sovereignty of the Judiciary said they will not be intimidated by anybody for simply doing their job.
SECURITY OF JUDGES
The CJ further condemned the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet for ignoring their calls to provide security to all Government facilities.
“He has repeatedly ignored calls to act, exposing Judicial officers, property and litigants to danger,” Maraga said.”If anything happens to the individual judges or their families you will be held personally responsible”he added .
He has further added that the judiciary will continue performing its duties without any interference from any other arm of government.