Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says he has sufficient evidence to guarantee the removal of Justice Esther Maina for alleged misconduct and corruption when he will petition the Judicial Service Commission on Thursday.
Speaking in Iten during a church service Gachagua claimed that Justice Maina declared his wealth amounting to Kes 202 million as proceeds of crime without giving him a chance to defend himself.
“I will lead the Executive by example. On Thursday, I will personally present a petition to the CJ against Justice Esther Maina for her removal from the Judiciary,” Gachagua said.
“The judge declared my wealth as proceeds of crime against rules of evidence. We made an application to summon the investigator but she refused.”
This as Gachagua vowed to take up a challenge by the chief Justice Martha Koome who called on all Kenyans including the executive to table evidence linking any judge to corruption.
Gachagua has also asked Chief Justice Martha Koome to enumerate complaints lodged against Judges and set the timelines when the cases will be concluded.
The second in command is the first leader to name an alleged corrupt judge after nearly three weeks of the executive sustaining attacks on the third arm of the government.
Days to the last general election , Justice Maina ordered Gachagua to forfeit Sh202 million for being proceeds of corruption after the Assets Recovery Unit conducted a series of huge suspicious debit transactions amounting to Sh7.3 billion.
But months after Kenya Kwanza Alliance won the polls the Anti-Corruption Court terminated his Sh7.3 billion corruption case over lack of evidence.