The political storm created after President Uhuru Kenyatta failed to gazette the names of the six judges yesterday still persists.
To add more fuel to the fire, Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has come out to reveal why the president rejected the six names.
Ngunyi through his Twitter handle has argued that President Uhuru makes decisions regarding such matters after receiving clearance from the National Intelligence Service (NIS).
In the case of the six judges rejected, President Uhuru allegedly did not get a go-ahead from the NIS.
Ngunyi has gone further to ask all the investigative bodies to release all the information they have regarding the judges to save President Uhuru from public wrath.
Uhuru rejected two judges who ruled against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as he gazetted the appointment of 34 others.
The two are Justice George Odunga and prof Joel Ngugi. They are among the six rejected. Others in the rejection list include Aggrey Muchelule and Weldon Korir who were recommended for the Court of Appeal.
Ngunyi insists that maybe the Directorate of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti has a dossier against them.
“We need the TRUTH about Joel Ngugi and George Odunga. What does DCI, FBI, NIS, and the EACC know? 41 Judges were NOT sworn in because SOME Judges were NOT cleared by NIS. Why were the TWO Judges NOT gazette? If DCI has DOSSIER against them, he should ACT in the NAME of the PEOPLE,” Ngunyi wrote on twitter.
President Uhuru has been attacked on what has been interpreted as a direct attack on the Judiciary. Some have gone further to ask Chief Justice Martha Koome to speak up over the rejection of some judges.
The judges had been recommended by the Judicial Service Commission for appointments into higher ranks in the Judicial system.
But the rejection of the six adds another burden to the court of appeal which is already overstreched.