Chief Justice (CJ) David Maraga has officially handed over instruments of power to his deputy, Philomena Mwilu, at the Supreme Court building.
The outgoing CJ handed over the instruments of power on Monday morning, January 11, during a special court ceremony that was held in his honour, an event that marked his last day in office.
“As I have already said the Judiciary and our judges are the custodian of the Constitution and we cannot tire to continue reminding ourselves of that responsibility. It is now my pleasure to hand over the Constitution to my deputy,” the CJ said.
The next to be handed over to the DCJ was the institutional flag which signifies the transfer of authority to the acting Chief Justice.
The final document that was given to the acting CJ was the Judiciary report, to guide her on the current status of the Judiciary.
Justice Mwilu despite being handed over the instruments of power faces serious hurdles as a case was filed in court challenging her appointment as the acting CJ.
The case was filed by activist Okiya Omtatah who sought orders to restrain Mwilu from taking over until she is cleared by the Judiciary Service Commission of allegations of corruption and abuse of office.