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Jubilee divided over plan to throw out CJ


The ruling party on Thursday distanced itself from a petition filed by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu to remove Chief Justice David Maraga from office.

The party officials said the petition by Nyeri Town MP was a personal matter and it was not instigated by Jubilee party.

Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said “The petition is a Ngunjiri petition and not a Jubilee party case. But all I can say is that I have just received a copy of the petition and I am yet to go through it.”

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has also disowned the petition by his colleague, Kuria said the petition to remove CJ from office was misplaced and grossly out of order.

The president and his deputy have not yet commented on the matter but the duo has in the past vowed to deal with Justice Maraga and the courts over the nullification of their re election  in case they are re-elected on October 17.

On his part by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu defended his move to oust the Justice maraga saying he has a bulk of evidence to show the CJ making telephone conversations with lawyers acting for or supporting the National Super Alliance (Nasa).

The CJ can be removed from the office on grounds of inability to perform his duties due to mental or physical health, a breach of conduct, bankruptcy, incompetence or gross misconduct.

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