Chief Justice David Maraga has distanced himself from a letter calling for the resignation of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.
The letter, which has gone viral online, was purportedly signed by Justice Maraga.
Ii indicates that Justice Mwilu should temporarily relinquish office until she clears her name from abuse of office charges.
“In addition with the dignity and reputation of the judiciary at stake, I would like to suggest that you consider taking some time away from the office until this unfortunate matter is dispensed with,” it read in part.
Justice Mwilu is accused of among other failing to pay tax and improper dealings with Imperial Bank which is now in receivership.
This letter circulating on social media purporting to be authored by me is FAKE, please ignore. pic.twitter.com/2tSoSWQl4B
— David Maraga (@dkmaraga) September 12, 2018