The acting chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya, Justice Philomena Mwilu, is one of those who accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta to the Tanzania's High commission in Kenya to pay respect to the late President John Pombe Magufuli.
All heads of the three arms of government,the executive, legislator and Judiciary, were present, Mwilu represented the Judiciary.
SC Ahmednasir Abdullahi, shared the photo of the leaders, wondering how Uhuru and Mwilu made it to the same place. It's not secret, the two have not had a good relationship, in 2017, Justice Mwilu was among the supreme court judges who supported nullification of President Uhuru's victory.
President Uhuru and the Jubilee brigade would later promise that they would revisit the judiciary. The retired Chief Justice, Hon. David Maraga, on several occasions complained of frustrations by the executive.
The two attending a function together has elicited mixed reactions from Netizens and even prominent personalities including SC Martha Karau.
Karua on her comment said that she hopes the move is not a co-option refers to the process of adding members to an elite group at the discretion of members of the body, usually to manage opposition and so maintain the stability of the group.
Karua hopes Uhuru is not using Mwilu to to manage the current situation, to pass the building bridges Initiative and to manage opposition. It could mean so.
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