Maraga casts vote in Nyamira, remains tight-lipped about election process

Chief Justice David Maraga casts his vote at Bosose Primary School in Nyamira []

Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga cast his vote at Bosose Primary school in West Mugirango Constituency, Nyamira County on Thursday a few minutes after 2 o’clock.

He however, remained tight lipped about the whole election exercise only saying as the Star reports “I cannot comment on the election process, I have voted and that is all.”

On September 1, the CJ together with four other judges of the Supreme Court nullified August 8 polls.

Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu Justices Mohammed Ibrahim and Smokin Wanjala were of the majority decision to nullify the poll.

Justices Njoki Ndungu and Jackton Ojwang were of dissenting opinion.

In his ruling, the CJ said the August polls were marred by irregularities and illegalities. He ordered for fresh polls within 60 days.

After the ruling, he came under fire from Jubilee Party led by President Uhuru Kenyatta who at one pint referred him as a “wakora” (thug).

He also promised to fix the judiciary once he is re-elected.

But, said Uhuru, though he disagrees with the decision to nullify the polls, he will respect it.

Maraga has remained firm on guarding the constitution.

At one point, he said he is ready to die for the defending the Constitution.