Kenya’s Chief Justice, David Maraga has condemned the continued attacks on judges and stated that the Judiciary is prepared to pay the ultimate price to protect Constitution and rule of law, reports the Standard Newspaper.
Maraga said Judiciary will not be cowed by the attacks that have ensued following the presidential election petition.
While addressing the press at the Supreme Court, Maraga said that if anything happens to the judges or members of their families, those making inciteful statements will be held liable.
Maraga accused Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet of ignoring calls to ensure members of the Judiciary are safe.
He also made reference to a case where Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua was blocked from accessing Kerugoya Law Courts during hearing of her petition against the election of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, terming it intimidation of petitioners.
“It is worrying that these protests are coming up at a time when the Judiciary is preparing to hear 339 cases filed across the country,” said Maraga.