Emotional farewell ceremony for CJ Maraga at Supreme Court
Chief Justice David Maraga officially left the Judiciary today in a pensive ceremony that saw it graced by top judges and lawyers.
The ceremony which saw the CJ undressed of his Supreme Court Robe and wig.
The emotional process also saw the concerned authorieties remove the CJ number plate from his car as well as the flag.
This perharps signified the powerful CJ who set a precedent by being the first ever CJ to overturn presidential elections in Kenya, stripped of his trappings of power.
Also lined up to say goodbye to their bosses were Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judges draped in their robes.
A special court sitting attended by top lawyers, judges and even Maraga’s family had also been held early in the morning.
The CJ however did not leave without firing a salvo at the executive and the lagislator.
As word of advise to his colleagues at the Judiciary, Maraga asked his fellow judges to always uphold the law and not let Kenya sink in another blood bath.
“Dont let the people of Kenya down. I’m sure you live in this country and you have have seen the drums of political war being beaten already. My colleagues, if you waver and do the wrong thing and this country descends into chaos, God will never forgive you. So my urge to you is stand firm, do the right thing. God and the people of Kenya will defend you as long as you do that,” said Maraga.
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu will act as the CJ until another CJ is appointed by the Judicial Service Commission.