CJ DEFENCE

Leave Maraga alone or we deal with you, Nyamira leaders tell critics

BY ALVIN [email protected] ratemoalvin

In Summary

• Governor Nyagarama said the CJ has the right to attend any function that is held anywhere.

• Leaders defended Maraga over his public appearances in various functions across the country.

Chief Justice David Maraga speaks during the State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice report on February 28, 2109.
Chief Justice David Maraga speaks during the State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice report on February 28, 2109.
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Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama has defended Chief Justice David Maraga over his public appearances in various functions across the country.

Nyagarama said the CJ has the right to attend any function that is held anywhere since he is never restrained.

“We want to strongly differ with those people who are saying that the CJ should not mingle with other people. If there is a need for the CJ to come to his home region and talk to his people, is there any problem with that?” Nyagarama posed.

Maraga spoke during a funeral at Ogango in West Mugirango constituency in Nyamira County where he was joined with several other leaders including the Senator Okongo Omogeni.

Omogeni issued a stern warning over those few leaders who are pointing fingers at the office of the CJ that their days are numbered.

We are not going to tolerate any individual who will keep on pointing fingers at the CJ
Senator Okongo Omogeni.

“Let them be warned we will together with other leaders ensure the law takes its course on such people. The CJ has the right to be anywhere at any given point he is not restrained to be in one place forever,” he said.

Nyamira executive for Roads and Public Works John Omanwa said the CJ has the right to attend funerals and any function in the region.

He said it is not in order for Maraga to be pointed fingers at simply because he has joined people in a funeral or any other function in the region.

"As a community, we stand with the Chief Justice and demand for respect for him because he is our leader,” Omanwa said.