Outgoing Chief Justice Maraga has found himself at the center of a corruption investigation after the Directorate of Criminal Investigation unearthed a scandal involving the loss of a HB pencil from his office.
In what could turn out to be a major scandal to haunt the man, the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti noted that it had been reported to him that the Office of the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya was operating below the threshold of chapter 6 of the Kenya constitution. This prompted a thorough probe after which it was found that a pencil that was supplied to the office three years ago was missing.
“We are aware of the theft of the HB pencil and my office is doing thorough investigations to identify the people behind the scam. At the moment, all fingers point to the office of the Chief Justice and since the fish rots from the head, David Maraga will need to explain the whereabouts of the pencil. We shall leave no stone unturned.”
The scandal is a major blow to the reputation of David Maraga. The man who had tried his best to walk out of his office untainted has now joined the club of other government officers who always have two or more skeleton in their closets. Kinoti also ordered Maraga to appear at the DCI headquarters on Saturday at 10 pm, failure to which a warrant of arrest will be issued.
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