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CJ Maraga knocks Uhuru off-balance

J. M. Omondi
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice David Maraga. [Photo/PSCU]

Perceived animosity between the executive and the Judiciary took an interesting twist on Friday when President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation.

Following dramatic cut on judiciary's budget, Chief Justice David Maraga openly decried after parliament slashed the estimates from Sh31 billion to Sh14 billion.

"Many projects including the infrastructure shall stall. We appeal to parliament to review the budget," he said in a press conference.

There has been a tag of war between the two institutions despite both sides pleading to work together.

And on Friday, Uhuru announced increased funding to the judiciary, a move that may have been precipitated by Maraga's request.

"I assure Kenyans that their taxes will be used well. I have increased funding to Judiciary, DPP and other investigative agencies tasked with dealing with corruption," Uhuru said in his State of the Nation address.

Also, the president highlighted that he had proposed to parliament, instead of scrapping off 16 per cent VAT on petroleum products, to cut it by 50 per cent.

It was the second time Uhuru was making a public appearance since jetting back from China on Monday.


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