Leave Maraga alone, President Uhuru tells Ngunjiri Wambugu

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu to withdraw his petition against Chief Justice David Maraga.

The MP had launched a petition questioning Maraga’s suitability in a petition before the Judicial Service Commission.

He made the move following the Supreme Court’s decision to nullify Mr Kenyatta’s re-election in the August 8 general election.

The President asked the MP to drop his petition saying that the party has bigger fish to fry.

“I understand your pain and action but we have an election to win. That has to be our focus. Leave the courts alone,” he told Ngunjiri

Speaking to Central leaders at Sagana State Lodge on Friday, he said Wambugu should “let go” and that the party wants peace.

“All what we want is for the will of the people to prevail.”

Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju said the petition was not supported by the party and that the move was a personal one.

Majority leaders Aden Duale and Kipchumba Murkomen pushed the MP to withdraw the suit.

Earlier this week, Mr Kenyatta said that he was pained by the Supreme Court decision but he does not have a problem with the Kisii community.

He maintained that his victory was “stolen in broad daylight” and said the court should have “at least directed that ballot papers be counted afresh”.

The Supreme Court nullified the August 8 election on September 1 and ordered repeat polls. The repeat elections are scheduled for October 17.

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