Embrace consultations and you must also grow thick skin,President Uhuru Tells CJ Maraga

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday urged  Chief Justice David Maraga to ignore unnecessary criticisms directed towards that Judiciary as well as consulting widely  as the only way of carrying out his obligations .

Speaking during the launch of the Judiciary’s Justice Report at the Supreme Court , president kenyatta called upon all  arms of government to work together to ensure they fulfill their obligation of administering justice to all Kenyans appropriately.

“Kenyans will say what they have to say, and most of the time it will not be flattering. However, that is democracy and as I have learnt anyway is first, simply grow a thick skin CJ and secondly, consult, talk to people within the law, but also hear the other side.” Kenyatta told Maraga.

“… I speak from my experience as a politician; you ought to accept that criticism comes with the office. Whether in the media, in journals, in public barazas, social media, and indeed even from me,” he added


President Kenyatta also urged members of Judiciary to consult with other organs of government when discharging their duties noting that the administration of justice is a national responsibility and has to be pursued jointly.

On his part chief justice David Maraga reiterated on the importance of Judiciary’s independence.

Maraga said the judiciary will only rule in favour of government if the State has a strong case but if it fails to prove it, that will be government’s loss.

He said the introduction of the digital platform, in the Judiciary will transform and better service delivery.

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