CJ Maraga says Executive frustrating judiciary

Chief Justice David Maraga accused the executive of frustrating operations at the Judiciary by not releasing adequate funds and failing to treat him with the respect he deserves.

He said the Judiciary has a backlog of cases throughout the country due to the department’s inability to move judges around to attend to them.

“Some judges are not able to get fuel for their cars and we are having to ask them to get money from their pockets so that we can refund them,” he said
He added, “We should be given at least Sh5 billion every year for us to operate properly, or at least a reasonable amount.”

He further blamed the Executive for failing to treat him with dignity, citing state functions where he is never recognised.

He lamented that as the country’s Chief Justice, he is never allowed to access the VIP lounge at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) yet junior officers than him are given access.