Chief Justice (CJ) David Maraga on Tuesday issued a subtle message to the Kenyan Government regarding their current blatant misfeasance to the rule of law.
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Speaking at the Supreme Court when he presided over the admission of 200 law students to the bar as advocates,the CJ urged Kenyans and their leadership to respect court rulings, orders, and decisions no matter how painful they sometimes could be.
Maraga says that respecting court orders is the only way that the rule of law can be guaranteed.
He further noted that the country will plug into anarchy if court decisions and orders are not obeyed.
“My plea is to Kenyans whether in leadership or not to obey court decisions and often seek appeals on issues they think have not be done properly done,” he said.
Maraga said that courts are the only resort for conflict resolution adding that Kenyans and politicians must learn to trust them.
The Chief Justice,at the same time,said that he is determined to reduce on case backlogs.
He said that proper measures have been put in place to ensure cases are concluded on time.
“We are working closely with other agencies to make sure that Kenyans get timely justice,” he added.
Maraga’s sentiments come as embatted NRM leader Miguna Miguna is still being held at the JKIA(as at this writing), a day after he landed back to the country from Canada where he had previously been deported.
The Canadian-based lawyer on Monday night fought all attempts by Police officers to have him re-deported, disembarking from an Emirate plane en-route to Dubai that he had been bundled in.
On Tuesday, High Court Judge Roselyn Aburili ordered for Miguna’s immediate release, an order that has so far been defied by all state agencies involved.
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