Maraga Wins War Against Uhuru

The Treasury has restored the Judiciary recurrent and development budget for the year 2019/2018 allocated budget of the Judiciary.

Anne Amadi, the Judiciary Chief Registrar, has affirmed this saying that the implementation of all approved activities will proceed as planned.

This comes days after Chief Justice David Maraga’s public outburst on the budget cuts that the judiciary had been subjected to.

According to Maraga, the Executive arm of government, led by President Uhuru had denied the Judiciary a reasonable budget and privileges that it deserves.

The Judiciary boss recalled incidents where he had been subjected to lesser treatment by the government.

Angry Maraga highlighted how he was ignored by an MC at the Mashujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa and was not ushered n as a VIP.

Chief Justice David Maraga

However, Treasury CS Ukur Yattani denied allegations by the CJ saying, “I was equally shocked at the kind of public address by the Judiciary. What they should have done is just to seek an appointment here, we sit with them, take them through the journey and see areas we can mitigate.”

“I can confidently tell you we have not reduced the budget for the Judiciary or the National Assembly. What we have done, we have instituted measures that we continue funding activities and programmes based on the availability of the exchequer,” he further stated.

On Tuesday,  President Uhuru Kenyatta urged the Judiciary to expedite cases in court if it so wishes.

“We now have a Tax Appeals Tribunal and I want a report in three months on what has been done to expedite those cases and we want them done ,” Said Uhuru.

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