Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has announced that he will not be filing a petition seeking the removal of Justice Esther Maina from the judiciary.
This decision comes as a result of the need for dialogue between President William Ruto and Chief Justice Martha Koome regarding the issue of accountability within the Judiciary.
Gachagua’s communications team released a statement in which they quoted the Deputy President saying, “The DP welcomes the statement by Chief Justice Martha Koome inviting dialogue on the critical issue of accountability of the Judiciary, which President William Ruto has embraced. In this regard, the Deputy President will not proceed with the matter of the petition, for now.”
The Deputy President had previously vowed to ensure the removal of Justice Maina, accusing her of declaring his Sh202 million fortune as proceeds of crime without allowing him to defend himself.
Gachagua had even gone as far as announcing his intention to personally present a petition before Chief Justice Martha Koome against Justice Esther Maina for her removal from the judiciary for misconduct and corruption.