The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has registered its displeasure in the manner in which the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and the DCI have handled the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu matter.
A statement sent to newsrooms by the ODM Party has termed the charges against Mwilu e as “frivolous, lacking in substance, and reeking of political witch-hunt.”
ODM secretary General Edwin Sifuna stated that the Mwilu case should have been taken to the Judicial Service Commission first before the arrest.
Sifuna cited the Philip Tunoi and Justice Kalpana Rawal cases that were first taken to the JSC which constituted a tribunal to look into the charges.
ODM urged the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji not to allow his office to be susceptible to manipulation from both the state and non-state actors.
“It is to be remembered that at the height of the fight for electoral justice the Judiciary came under sharp criticism with the Jubilee side promising to ‘revisit’ what they called ‘problems’ within the Judiciary following the annulment of the Presidential vote by the Supreme Court.”
Haji dismissed allegations saying that they had enough evidence to prosecute Mwilu.