This is not the time, President Kenyatta advises Wambugu on Maraga ouster bid

September 15, 2017 2:23 pm
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President Kenyatta when he inspected a guard of honour in Nyeri on Thursday/PSCU

, NYERI, Kenya, Sep 15 — President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu to withdraw a petition against Chief Justice David Maraga, saying the focus should be on winning the October 17 repeat presidential poll.

At a gathering of leaders from the greater Central Kenya at the Sagana State Lodge on Friday, the President said he understood MP Wambugu’s pain at the decision taken by the Supreme Court to annul Aug 8 elections, but said it was time to focus on securing the presidency next month.

“I understand your pain and action. But we have an election to win on October 17. That has to be our focus. Leave the court alone,” the President said. “All what we want is for the will of the people to prevail.”

On Thursday, the Nyeri Town MP submitted a petition to the Judicial Service Commission seeking the removal of the Chief Justice.

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