While pressure is mounting on embattled President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament following CJ Maraga’s advise, details have emerged on how he is planning to disregard the advice –a move that’s likely to cement his legacy as the President who maimed, raped and mutilated the Constitution.
According to Constitutional law experts, ‘shall’ as denoted in law means a must or a directive. Sources close to State House intimate that President Uhuru Kenyatta had gotten whiff of Maraga’s impending hammer while at the Coast and efforts to broker a truce were futile following strained relationship between the two.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was yesterday hold up in a series of close door meetings with the AG, Solicitor General and some of his advisors.
The President also reportedly held discussion with his mother. Mama Ngina is said to be behind some of the major decisions undertaken by his son and nothing happens within or without government without her approval.
With pressure from several quarters calling for the dissolution of Parliment, it’s highly likely the President will disregard Maraga’s advice and instead opt to buy time until the next general election.
Some legal experts believe he will use a laguna in the constitution which did not specify the timeline for dissolving Parliment upon advice from the Chief Justice.
It’s reported the President will use the struggling economy brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse that the country will not afford an election at the moment.
However, this argument may be self inflicting since together with his handshake partner and opposition leader Raila Odinga, they are expected to present a BBi referendum which IEBC has said will cost in excess of Ksh. 10 billion.
The silent cold war between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice David Maraga degenerated into a full blown battle following the latter’s advice to dissolve Parliament.
It’s rumored that Maraga had been waiting for the perfect time to hit back at President Uhuru Kenyatta and the opportunity couldn’t have come any better 3 months to his retirement.
This is the second time Maraga is sletching his hammer on the Head of State -something that was initially unheard of.
In 2017, the Supreme Court, which he heads, shocked the whole world when he nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election forcing the country into a runoff that was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga.