Former Chief Justice David Maraga has sued Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi.
CJ Maraga has filed a case accusing lawyer Ahmednasir of defaming his character on a social media.
In his case file, Maraga claims that the senior Counsel tainted his image in his social media page in which he tweeted about a Supreme Court judge whom he accused of pocketing a Ksh200 million bribe.
This comes after Senior Counsel had accused Maraga of being reluctant during his term in office as Chief Justice.
“On 12th January 2021, the defendant posted, published, and circulated a defamatory, libellous, and scandalous tweet on his Twitter handle @ahmednasirlaw directed at the plaintiff as follows
“If CJ Maraga is a decent and honest Kenyan, he should come clean on the issue of the senior judge of the supreme court who took a Ksh 220 million bribe. Me and CJ Maraga know the judge … intelligent Kenyans must read a lot on Maraga’s astute silence on this matter,” the defamatory tweet read according to the suit papers.
The former chief justice will be represented in court over the matter by TripleOKLaw Advocates.
Ahmednasir vowed to expose the Supreme Court judge involved in the scandal after he was served with the suit papers.
“The sickening pretensions by ex-CJ David Maraga that he doesn’t know the senior Supreme Court judge who received a bribe of Ksh 220 million is struggling to sell a farm in Nyandarua for Ksh 350 million is breathtaking. Now he has filed a suit I will unmask Kenya’s biggest bribe in the Supreme Court,” Ahmednasir stated.
The Senior Counsel Ahmednasir also accused the Former CJ of being incompetent during his tenue in office through an article he wrote in one of the Kenyan daily newspaper.
“Nothing in his past career as a judge of the High Court and the Court of Appeal, or even as legal private practitioner litigating the odd debt collection case or the routine cases in Nakuru, prepared Justice Maraga for the office of the Chief Justice,” Ahmednasir added.