PETITIONER CHALLENGES MARAGA NAMING
The National Assembly on Monday received a petition challenging the nomination of judge David Maraga as the Chief Justice. Fredrick Onyancha cited gross backlog of cases created by Maraga during his tenure in Eldoret. Maraga is set to take over from Willy Mutunga, who retired in June 2016 if approved by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Assembly. Mutunga is a staunch Christian with strong Seventh Day Adventist Church beliefs. He was nominated in September.