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Uhuru turns to new Chief Justice for answers after whine on corruption

Chief Justice David Maraga has been sworn in at State House, Nairobi, with President Uhuru Kenyatta asking him to forge better relations with the other arms of government.

President Kenyatta good relations between the judiciary, the executive and the legislature is important for a prosperous Kenya.

“Chief Justice, the best way to go about this is to tell each other the truth. Because if we do not tell each other the truth, we are lying to each other,” said President Kenyatta at State House.

The Head of State said Mr Maraga’s first task should be to clear the over 20,000 cases that have left people in remand, saying justice delayed was justice denied.


“Now, the biggest thing in courts is injunction. Stop this, stop that. Now, when people don’t get a contract they run to courts to get an injunction and stop works. I wish you (Judiciary) would be fast in the dispensation of Justice,” said President Kenyatta.

He said that while he did not oppose injunctions, he did not want the injunctions that stop the economy from growing.

President Kenyatta made reference to the over 600 corruption related cases that he said are still dragging on in courts.

“Bwana Chief Justice, why don’t you just conclude these cases and Kenyans will be happy,” said the President.

President Kenyatta said he was looking forward to a full Supreme Court bench for the fast tracking of the wheels of justice.

The new CJ said that he was committed to the fight against graft.

“I will institutionalize the war against corruption to become part of the culture and strengthen the office of the Ombudsman,” said CJ Maraga.