riday, June 11, 2021 -Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga has blasted former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga for talking about matters justice which he never practiced.
Reacting to news about Mutunga having questioned Uhuru Kenyatta’s conduct over the six rejected judges, Raila asked the former CJ to stop lecturing the country too much on matters laws saying he(Mutunga) had enough time to correct this mess but he didn’t.
Odinga was saying this while attending funeral service at Mbui Nzau Village in Makueni County for the former Kibwezi Member of Parliament Kalembe Ndile who succumbed to liver complications a week ago.
According to Mr. Odinga, Mr. Mutunga – now retired CJ – should be the last person to speak on matters law in this country after he failed to grant them a fair hearing in the 2013 presidential petition. He reminded the ex-CJ about the events that led to the final nullification of their well-packaged petition at the Supreme Court.
“In 2013, we went to court and took all the evidence that we had but the CJ said that it was late. Right now, he is saying that there is no justice yet he was not just in 2013,” Odinga recounted.
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Mutunga then argued that Odinga’s team failed to table compelling evidence of malpractices to overturn the results against Uhuru and Ruto.
It will be remembered that politicians on Odinga’s side would then launch scathing attacks on Mutunga’s integrity whom they accused of having been bribed to declare Uhuru the winner.
“For me, the most hurtful allegation was that I had been bribed in the Presidential Petition,” Mutunga answered back.
Mutunga’s tenure came to an end in 2016 ushering in David Maraga’s regime which also had its fair share of woes. Maraga, however, managed to overturn one of the general elections that saw his relationship with Mr. Uhuru irreparably worsen.