Ever been in a position you feel that everything you have worked so hard for is slowly but surely going down the drain? Well, that is the position that embattled Deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu is in right now.
She was known to be a calm and collected Judge especially during the elections petition hearing. Nobody ever imagined that she could also be embroiled in scandals. I bet it’s true when they say that “don’t judge a book by the cover.”
After suffering a major blow in her pursuit to have the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Case against her squashed, the DCJ is in even more trouble after it emerged that claims that his employee identified as Cosmas Mutua Daudi was allegedly abducted were all false.
In a statement by the DCI boss George Kinoti, Mr Mutua was not forcefully captured and held by people who demanded to know Ms Mwilu’s residence, as he claimed in a report filed at Kilimani Police Station on November 8, 2017.
The man narrated that the incident took place the day before after he went to Nakumatt Junction along Ngong’ Road to shop.
He told police that he boarded a matatu at Junction Mall stage and alighted at Impala stage.
Mr Mutua claimed that it was while he walked along Makindu Road that he was stopped by three people on a motorcycle, who asked him to show them where the DCJ lived, but that he declined.
“He alleged that he was forced to board their motorcycle and was taken towards Adams Arcade before they joined Elgeyo Marakwet Road,” police said.
Mr Mutua claimed, in the report filed under OB NO. 44/08/11/2017, that since he remained adamant, the three people abandoned him at Muringa Road.
Police, however, carried out investigations and established that he gave false information.
This new revelations are surely going to tarnish the DCJs already tarnished image even more.The director of public prosecutions might have just got more evidence to finally pin her down once and for all.
With her upcoming case hearing in front of a 5-judge bench, the DCJ must surely be a worried woman. Will her career come crumbling down just like that? Or will she put in a relentless fight to save herself from this ongoing onslaught?
Chief Justice David Maraga already named five judges who will hear and determine the case of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.
The judges: Justice Hellen Omondi, Justice Mumbi Ngugi, Justice Francis Tuiyott, Justice William Musyoka and Justice Chacha Mwita will determine the case made by DPP Noordin Haji against DCJ Mwilu.
The case will be mentioned on Monday November 5 and will determine the precedence of whether sitting judges should be charged for criminal crimes committed outside their duty and whether judges will stay immune from prosecution while on duty.
Lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi has now advised the DCJ to seek political asylum in Europe.
Many believe that the DCJ will not survive this ongoing onslaught and therefore according to Ahmednassir, she should seek political asylum in Europe.
1. Driver shot and almost died.
2. DCJ arrested and charged.
3. Cook arrested and to be charged.
4. Next ????
5. DCJ should flee and seek political asylum in Europe.
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) November 4, 2018
If she follow’s the Grand Mula’s advice, she will be joining other Kenyans like John Githongo and former IEBC commissioner Roslyene Akombe in running to Europe in order to avoid trouble.
Should the DCJ seek political Asylum in Europe?