Chief Justice David Maraga has slammed politicians for criticizing the Judiciary, saying that Judges and magistrates will not bow to pressure in making their decisions.
Speaking during a workshop at the University of Nairobi on Monday, Maraga said that the roles of the justice system are clear and that they will only follow the Constitution in making judgments.
He further said that Judges will only make determinations based on evidence produced rather than the political influence of either opposition or the government side.
“We have been given the mandate by Kenyans and this Constitution to ensure that we act fairly regardless of political circumstances. We shall not bow down to any pressure in discharging our duties,” he said.
This is afterJubilee Party through its Secretary General Raphael Tuju wrote a letter to the Chief Justice last week, citing unbalanced rulings which favored the opposition.
One of the instance cited in the letter was the Supreme Court ruling of last year which nullified August 8 elections after it was found that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) did not follow the law accordingly while conducting the polls.
The Judiciary was also criticized in the letter for offering Sh. 50,000 anticipatory cash bail by Milimani High Court Judge Luka Kimaru to lawyer Miguna Miguna after he was arrested for swearing in Raila Odinga which according to Tuju, the decision was uncalled for.