Chief Justice David Maraga this morning bid farewell to Kenyan during his state of judiciary speech, which is his last official function before his impending retirement.
In his address the Chief Justices outlined the achievements of the Judiciary during his tenure but said it would have performed much better had it not been for the interference of its independence and the disobedience of court orders by the Executive branch of government.
This interference Maraga said impacted negatively on the rights of Kenyans to access justice, human rights and economic development.
“Kenyans need judiciary independence for it to discharge its mandate.” said the Chief Justice adding that it is paramount to maintain the separation of powers as provided by law.
The Chief Justice also had a message for President Kenyatta telling him that “We differed on opinion but I have nothing personal against you”.