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Jubilee MPs criticise Judiciary for skipping opening of parliament

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The Judiciary has been accused of ‘ganging’ up with NASA to snub the opening of the first joint sitting of 12th Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Jubilee MPs yesterday castigated the Judiciary led by Chief Justice David Maraga, saying that their absence read mischief.
Buuri MP Riindiki Mugambi said that the opposition and Judiciary opted ‘to boycott the sitting as a show of solidarity.
“Who between the NASA and Judiciary is pulling the other? I don’t know the marriage they have and who is writing the script between the two,” said Mugambi.
He said it was important for the independent arm to attend so as to show that the country is united and stable.
“They should have come to show that the country is moving in the right direction,” he said.
But Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa said that the Judiciary could have had a legitimate reason for their absence.
“Judiciary may have had a legitimate reason owing to the fact that they have just come from a presidential petition,” said Wekesa.
Rahab Mukami (Nyeri women representative) said that despite the absence by Judiciary, the House attained a quorum and the event went on smoothly without any mishap.
“It is true that the Judiciary and NASA MPs did not attend but that did not deter us from fulfilling what our people sent us to do,” said Mukami.
Tetu MP James Gichuhi said that the absence of Judiciary and NASA lawmakers was inconsequential since the President showcased that the government is intact and aimed at fulfilling it’s agenda.
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