Maraga succession battle exposes plot to bar Mwilu

Chief Justice David Maraga (right) with Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Court of Appeal President William Ouko during the Annual Judges Colloquium in Mombasa on August 20, 2018.

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What you need to know:

  • In November 2019, a visibly angry Chief Justice David Maraga addressed the nation and spoke of a plot to send him home before his retirement date.
  • Attempts to remove Ms Mwilu from office have so far stalled as JSC is yet to make a determination on the petition by the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji to remove her from office.

The falling-out in the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on how to proceed with the recruitment of the next Chief Justice has revealed be-hind-the-scenes manoeuvres to control the process.

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