Ever been in position where things just don’t go your way no matter how hard you try to do things right? Well, such 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. The DCJ is in even more serious trouble after his said employee pleaded guilty to lying to the police.
Cosmas Mutua Daudi was on Monday arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi for allegedly giving false information to the police.
Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku, he was charged with giving false information to a person employed in a public service, a charge to which he pleaded guilty.
The court directed he be detained until Tuesday, November 6, 2018 when the prosecution is set presents the facts of the case in court before the accused is convicted and sentenced.
According to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, the accused had told police that on November 7, 2017, while walking along Makindu Road in Nairobi he was abducted by unknown people who demanded to be shown Mwilu’s home.
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.
A five-judge bench on Monday set a date to begin hearing the case filed by the Director Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji concerning the trial of Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Philomena Mwilu.
The bench that comprises Justices Helen Omondi, William Musyoka, Mumbi Ngugi, Chacha Mwita and Francis Tuiyot will begin hearings on December 6 this year.
They will first rule on two applications by the Federation of Women Lawyers, Kenya and International Commission of Jurists, Kenya who are seeking to be enjoined in the case.
Justice Mwilu, whose trial was stopped by the High Court, has challenged the charges brought against her.
It will be interesting to see how the DCJ will survive this raging storm.
Do you think the DCJs trial should be stopped?