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Uhuru reignites war with C.J Maraga

J. M. Omondi
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Chief Justice David Maraga (left) with Raila Odinga. The war between judiciary and executive seems far from ending. [Photo/Nation]

Perceived animosity between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice David Maraga may be far from over following Jubilee party's decision to openly condemn the judiciary.

Hours after nullification of his victory by the Supreme Court, an agitated Uhuru openly rebuked the judiciary, threatening to 'fix' it once he settled in office.

"The will of the people cannot be determined by six people. We shall revisit this matter soon," he said.

Last week, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i termed the Kenyan judiciary 'rogue' and challenged Kenyans to have a robust debate on the subject.

And a letter from Secretary General Raphael Tuju, openly criticised Maraga courts of allegedly being biased against the government, a sign of tough battles in future.

"No powers can be absolute, not even those of the judiciary or parliament. You almost succeeded in burning the country after August elections," read part of Tuju's letter.

Last week, a defiant Maraga warned members of the executive against disobeyingcourt orders following lawyer Miguna Miguna's tribulations.

Soft spoken Maraga made history for presiding over a bench that nullified elections of a sitting president in Africa last year.

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