The National Treasury has announced the restoration of the Judiciary’s budget for the 2019/2020 financial year.
The Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi has confirmed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s change of tune on the matter.
Speaking on Tuesday in Nairobi, Uhuru said that the Judiciary can expedite cases at its pleasure.
He lamented that there are many pending cases yet Chief Justice David Maraga is quick to claim that the executive has frustrated the Judiciary.
"I call on the Judiciary, if they so desire, to strive to determine expeditiously tax disputes without fear or favor," he said amid laughter.
"We now have a Tax Appeals Tribunal and I want a report in three months on what has been done to expedite those cases and we want them done”.
Maraga lamented that the executive has been frustrating him. He said that he is not given the same treatment as National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as well as Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.
He also said that he will choose public functions to attend. Maraga said that during Mashujaa Day Celebrations no one bothered to recognize him even as he entered the stadium.
The public outburst of the CJ elicited mixed reactions from leaders as well as the general public.