Muturi Kigano reads riot act to Chief Justice over public utterances

By Ndungu Gachane

Chief Justice David Maraga with Muranga leaders in Kangema

Kangema Mp Muturi Kigano has read a riot act to Chief Justice David Maraga advising him not to always go public on his frustrations.

The Mp who chairs Justice and Legal Affairs Committee at the National Assembly advised the Chief Justice and the Chief Registrar of Judiciary to take his phone number and to contact him whenever there is matter that requires intervention without necessarily going public.

“You don’t have to go public on some matters you and Chief Registrar should take my phone number and I promise I shall be there for you,

” You are lucky to have a chairperson of Justice and Legal affairs with a vast experience,” he said.

He reminded the Chief Justice that he is his senior and how they served with him even before he (Mr Maraga) was elevated.

Mr Maraga had visited Kangema to launch a newly constructed court under the Judicial Improvement Performance Project.

The new structure has 3 courts and 3 chambers which includes the administration offices.

Kangema’s structure is the first one of the Sh12 billion World Bank project that has seen over 8 courts rehabilitated and while others have been constructed from zero.

Mr Maraga who is the President of Supreme Court said he is determined to ensure every Sub-County gets a High Court to ensure effective delivery of services to Kenyans.

He said the Judiciary is also keen on establishing Small Claims Courts to reduce backlog in courts and to ensure speedy determination of claims.

“It does not make sense to take someone to court who owes you Sh10000 and then the court takes ages before determining the matter.

We shall soon bring Small Claims Courts in Muranga to reduce backlog in courts and to ensure only sophisticated suits are left to the judges and Magistrates,” he announced.

He was accompanied by the County Leadership led by Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, Women Representative Wanjiru Chege and Kangema Mp Muturi Kigano.

The governor hailed the Chief Justice saying his leadership style and approach to issues has proved that Judiciary is going to the people.

“The Chief Justice has been to Muranga twice to launch new courts, this is an indication that Judiciary is getting out to the people and its the best approach of leadership,” he said.

His administration handed Judiciary two and half acres in Muranga town for construction of an additional High Court.

Leaders had expressed concerns over the increased murder cases in the county a move they said necessitated an additional High Court.

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