'Angry' Maraga vows not to attend State functions if not respected

In Summary

• Maraga said he is treated better when invited abroad than when he is back at home in Kenya.

• Says Judiciary is being treated with contempt.

Chief Justice David Maraga has vowed not to attend some state functions unless the government starts treating him and the Judiciary with respect.

"Unless I am treated with the respect I deserve, I will choose state functions to attend," CJ David Maraga said on Monday during a press conference.

"The CJ is not accorded the respect accorded to his office.. CSs and PSs are cleared to enter in places before the Chief Justice." 

Maraga said he is treated better abroad than he is back at home in Kenya.

Maraga said during the last Mashujaa Day he walked to the dais without being recognised.

"I walked to the dais through a side walk and the MC did not acknowledge my arrival, but he did for other people," he said.

Maraga said he is exercising the mandate given to him by Kenyans.

He said the Judiciary was being treated with contempt.

"The CJ has no Mercedes; when we applied,  we were told that we do not want wastage. It is wastage to buy a CJ a Mercedes 500, but it not a wastage to buy the two speakers one," Maraga said.