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December 19, 2018

Probe into CJ Maraga’s forged signature begins

Chief justice David Maraga. /FILE
Chief justice David Maraga. /FILE

 The Judiciary has reported alleged forgery of Chief Justice David Maraga’s signature and its official letterhead by unknown individuals.

Through chief registrar of judiciary Anne Amadi, it wrote a letter to the DCI, requesting an investigation into the case. 

“We wish to make a formal report of these incidences and request that you carry out investigations with a view to bringing those involved to book as soon as possible,” the letter read.

The letter addressed to Samuel Kobina dated April 13 says that on a number of occasions, Maraga’s signature has been forged and subsequently circulated on social media platforms and used to fake statements or communications in the guise they are from the Judiciary.

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Amadi said it is used to make fake and libellous stories about judges.

On January 26, the CJ was forced to disown a letter which was circulated on social media. The letter allegedly warned judges against participating in NASA leader Raila Odinga’s swearing-in. The CJ denied giving such directives.

Nairobi DCI chief Ireri Kamwende said investigations had commenced and a team of officers had been sent to record statements from judicial staff.

He said cybercrime officers had also joined the investigations. 

Those lined up to record statements include Amadi. Cybercrime officials have also started mapping out all sites and social media where the fake reports and statement were distributed.\


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