Nyeri Town MP will have to eat a humble pie after President Uhuru Kenyatta told to his face to withdraw a petition he filed yesterday seeking the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga.
The petition filed a day after Uhuru hosted a delegation of 15,000 grass roots leaders from Gusii land (Kisii and Nyamira) where Maraga comes from was seen as having watering down the president’s efforts to win Kisii votes in the October 2017 repeat election.
Speaking at Sagana Lodge in Nyeri where he was meeting over 5,000 Mt Kenya region leaders, Uhuru said he understood Ngunjiri’s pain but party MPs ‘should concentrate on winning the presidential elections.
Both Jubilee and opposition coalition National Super Alliance (NASA) yesterday criticised Ngunjiri for filing the petition unilaterally at a time when the country is facing the uncharted waters of repeat presidential elections.
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju distanced the party from the petition saying it was a personal initiative while Gatundu South MP said the Nyeri Town MP was ‘completely out of order.’