The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

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.

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