Allegations by a woman named Mary Kwamboka that she had a child with CJ Maraga out of wedlock have elicited mixed reactions among Kenyans on Twitter, with some saying that the entire saga had been stage-managed to taint Maraga’s name and coerce him to resign.
1. If CJ David Maraga is the father, then he should pay child support.
2. If Mary Kwamboka is lying, then CJ Maraga should sue her for defamation.
3. The case is a personal matter. It has nothing to do with Maraga’s function as Chief Justice.
Nimesema ukweli ama nimedanganya?
— Nahashon Kimemia (@nahashon87) June 30, 2020
Lady claiming to be Maraga’s baby mama causes drama in Milimani courts saying he’s a deadbeat.
This looks so staged she went there with cameras and all. Why not take him to court or anything? Unnecessary pic.twitter.com/cAaFVZXA7v
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) June 30, 2020
Many called out the lady for attemping to tarnish the name of the CJ, terming the documents she presented as proof of their relationship as fake.
FAKE !!!!! Name of the child in proceedings different from that in the alleged birth certificate. Leave David Maraga alone. pic.twitter.com/NsUqwKHzYW
— Rein (@Asamoh_) June 30, 2020
The allegations come at the height of an unprecedented tussle between the Executive and the Judiciary, with the President of the Supreme Court accusing the Head of State of frustrating the Judiciary.