The Orange Democratic Movement has broken silence after Deputy President William Ruto allies called for the resignation of Chief Justice Martha Koome.
ODM Secretary general Edwin Sifuna while reacting to the calls statet the second in command is an increasingly desperate opponent.
He alleged that DP Ruto is preparing his Tangatanga followers to reject the resounding defeat coming his way in 2022
“It was CS’s now it’s the CJ, next will be Bishops! We are dealing with an increasingly desperate opponent. Quickly realising his dream was just that, a dream, and preparing his followers to reject the resounding defeat coming his way in 2022,” Edwin Sifuna said.
On Wednesday, Deputy President William Ruto-led United Democratic Alliance (UDA) asked Chief Justice Martha Koome to relinquish her position in the technical working committee established to oversee the country’s election preparedness, citing conflict of interest.
In a letter to the CJ, UDA Secretary-General Veronica Maina claimed that her continued involvement in the technical working group “is likely to interfere with and shall threaten free and fair elections come 2022,”
“We opine that your involvement in the consultative meetings of the Technical Working Committee is a clear violation of the Constitution, the Judicial Service Act, 2011, the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012, the Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003, the Bangalore Principles and the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers,” Maina said in the letter
In their demand to have the CJ pull out of the working group, UDA leaders argue that her involvement is tantamount to participating in elections matters.
They insist that Koome cannot break away from known practice and tradition where the heads of judiciary such as David Maraga and Willy Mutunga never took part in electoral matters.