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CJ Maraga opposes adjournment of corruption cases - 6 months ago, 9 Aug 16:31

By: Philip Muyanga

Chief Justice David Maraga has said that requests for adjournments in prosecution of corruption cases will only be granted in special circumstances, so that they are finalised quickly.

Mr Maraga called on Kenyans to ensure that those breaking the law are brought to account.

The theme is "The Rule of Law and Contested Constitutionalism in Post 2010 Kenya: Promises, Progress, Pitfalls and Prospects".

He further said the cases will be dealt with daily and suspects will only be acquitted if there is no sufficient evidence.

Justice Maraga commended the country's top leadership for being committed to the fight against graft.

"Unless Kenyans of goodwill rise and say no to impunity, economies of other countries will prosper while ours go down," he observed.

Additionally, Mr Maraga said the Judiciary should be allocated at least Sh5 billion for development annually.

He laughed off Parliament's move to allocate it Sh50 million for growth despite it being a government arm.

He ...
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