Not yet Uhuru for Philomena Mwilu as Courts Engage in Game of Thrones

The high profile case involving the second senior most person in the Judiciary, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has now become a centre of Game of Thrones between two courts.

This is after the  Magistrate Court declined to accept High Court orders stopping  criminal cases against the DCJ.

High Court Judge Chacha Mwita suspended criminal charges against the DCJ said her petition raises constitutional issues that need to be addressed.

Chief magistrate Lawrence Mugambi, however, said there was no order stopping the trial.

“As far as I am concerned there is no order stopping this trial,” he said on Wednesday.

Mugambi said court orders must be specific and should not leave room interpretation. He said Mwilu’s file number contradicted the one before the Magistrate court.

“This is because the file number in which her lawyers extracted reads as 292 /2018 yet her file before the magistrate is 38,” Mugambi said. “It is not yet clear why there are two separate files,” he added.

It is not yet clear how Mwilu’s lawyers will react to the latest development in the case but it has already elicited different reactions from Kenyans with some people thinking the Magistrate court cannot make such a big decision based on such a small error.

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