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Karua and Khalwale Differ Over the Prosecution of Mwilu

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Former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale came to the embattled Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu’s rescue asking why she was being subjected to the treatment of being presented a court of law yet her colleagues faced the Judicial Service commission (JSC).

He took to twitter to state that the DCJ should be accorded the same treatment as her predecessors. Boni Khalwale asked the Chief Justice David Maraga why the JSC was not hearing the case against Mwilu

NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua however answered the vocal former senator’s question stating that the role of the JSC in relation to judges was only limited to employment issues and not criminal issues. She said that the constitution did not provide for a separate prosecution mode for judges.

Khalwale did not buy Karua’s explanation stating that former DCJ Nancy Baraza’s case for assaulting a security guard and that of Jusstice Tunoi accused of bribery were not employment issues but were criminal in nature.

Bungoma senator and Ford Kenya party leader  Moses Wetangula weighed in on the issue supporting Khalwale he asked the chief Justice about the role of the JSC which he chairs  and is constitutionally constituted to handle such issues.

Philomena Mwilu was arrested accused of abuse of office for personal gain and failure to remit taxes to KRA, the High court yesterday issued stay orders to stop her from being prosecuted in the chief magistrates court.

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The DPP Noordin Haji said that he had sufficient evidence to prosecute the deputy chief justice. Her predecessor Nancy Baraza was forced to resign after  her incident with a security guard.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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