By Amunga Peter
KENYANS on twitter have already started sending Congratulating messages to NGATIA. They believe, Deep state and PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA are just using the ONGOING interviews as a smoke screen to hoodwink them as Ngatia is ENTHRONED CJ.
In a tweet, one kenyan said and I quote..
Congratulations Fred Ngatia for your ‘SELECTION’ to the Highest office in the Judiciary.
*Your Connections r impeccable
*Your closeness 2 power unrivalled
*Your strategic Importance extreme
*The system loves u and believes in ua abilities
Congrats in advance
Fred NGATIA defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s disputed win in a presidential petition filed by Raila Odinga in 2013 and 2017. For this, KENYANS on twitter believe that it is obvious that deep State and state House will push for his win.
The vetting exercise for applicants seeking to occupy the CJ post after Maraga’s exit began on Monday, April 12, Justice Said Juma Chitembwe starting the exercise off as the first interviewee.
Besides Ngati and Chitembwe, others seeking the post are Professor Patricia Mbote, Justice Martha Koome, Justice Marete Njagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Justice William Ouko, Dr. Wekesa Moni, and Alice Yano.
The exercise is scheduled to end on April 23.
But one institution that has come out clearly to oppose Ngatia are the Atheists.
In a letter addressed to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the organization says Ngatia’s presence in the judiciary will corrupt its independence given his past engagements with influential politicians.
The atheists opine it was not right to let Ngatia go through the vetting exercise which is currently underway at the Supreme Court buildings in Nairobi.
“We are opposed to the nomination of SC Fred Ngatioa for the vacant position of President of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of Kenya,” read the statement in part.
With more than 16 months away from the next general election, the Atheists Society argues it would be tenable if someone with indisputable integrity is given chance to lead the Judiciary arm of government.
The society is of the view that Ngatia could be staged at the Judiciary’s helm as a project to safeguard particular interests, thus ruling him out of the race to succeed retired CJ David Maraga.