Lawmakers in Murang’a have launched a drive to defend Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndungu, days after a lawyer filed a petition seeking her removal.
The leaders, led by area Senator Irungu Kang’ata, have announced that they will do everything to block former Law Society of Kenya CEO Apollo Mboya’s petition that is aimed at ousting Justice Ndungu.
Speaking during stop-overs in Murang’a, Kanga’ta defended the judge, saying she and Justice Jackton Ojwang were the only sober judges in the Supreme Court.
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro said Justice Ndungu was being victimised for her opinion.
“Her detailed dissenting ruling itched the majority of the judges and the opposition and that is why they have resorted to side shows to taint the sober judge,” he said.
Addressing the Jubilee supports during a caravan to solidify Uhuru Kenyatta’s votes in Kandara Constituency on Sunday evening, the leaders said they would marshal Jubilee leadership to defend the judge.
On his part Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati claimed that the petition was meant to divert their attention for amending electoral laws.
“Initiating a petition at a time like this could plunge the country into crisis when another election petition is filed in Supreme Court because the subject could change to whether a judge in question should sit in the bench and we won’t allow this,” he said.
Other Murang’a leaders who pledged support for the judge were area Woman Representative Sabina Chege, Maragua MP Mary Njoroge, Kandara lawmaker Alice Wahome and Kigumo MP Ruth Mwaniki.