Photo Courtesy. It is no longer a secret President Uhuru's government has been having troubles with Members of the judiciary especially after several unfavorable judgments involving Uhuru. The president was even quoted at one time saying he will Revisit the judiciary. A few days ago two High Court judges Andrew Muchelule and Said Chitembwe were arrested for corruption allegations.
Photo Courtesy. For the past few months, members of the judiciary have found themselves in deep trouble following controversial moves by the executive against them A few months ago the DCI grilled Judges Said Chitembwe and his counterpart Andrew Muchelule on allegations that they had been involved in corruption.
According to Lawyer Dunston Omari who was in the company of lawyer Cliff Ombeta following the arrest of high court judge Muchelule and his fellow judge, he revealed that the government is now targeting Justices George Odunga and Joel Ngugi who are among the judges who nullified the Building Bridges Initiative weeks back.
Photo Courtesy. It is no longer a secret that President Kenyatta's government is not on good terms with the Judiciary especially after Chief Justice David Maraga took over in 2015. The President has clashed with members of the Judiciary in recent days leading to a cold war between the executive and the Judiciary.
Constitutional Lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi while speaking on a late-night television show, admitted that there's rampant corruption in the Judiciary. Senior Counsel Ahmednassir Abdullahi. The lawyer however indicated concern that the arrest of Justice Aggrey Muchelule in whose office the DCI claimed to have recovered Shs 6 million could be politically motivated.
The director of public prosecution and the director of criminal investigation instigated the process that led to the arrest of Judges that is Justice should embody Justice chalulu. The two of them were arrested on charges of receiving bribes in the previous cases and being influenced to make their ruling.
The two judges Chitembwe and Muchelule are currently in trouble after details emerge that millions of money was in their car during their arrest. According to report given by the police, Police found 57,000 US dollars in the chambers of judges Juma Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule during their raid last week the Director of Criminal Investigation said in court papers.
Judge Muchelule is one judge who was arrested yesterday by the government of president Uhuru Kenyatta. However according to him through his lawyer Danson Omari, that was just but a case of intimidation by the state to force judges to go their way or the High way. According to Muchelule the Judiciary is independent and nobody should interfere with the judges rights to rule either way whether the state or not.
CORRUPTION AT THE TOP: Millions Sized From Judges Chitembwe And Muchelule Chambers, sources Indicate
PHOTO: High Court Judges Juma Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule. Detectives recovered Sh6.19 million (57, 000 USD) in the chambers of Judges Aggrey Muchelule and Juma Chitembwe during last week’s raid, documents submitted in court show indicated. Of the amount, Sh5.4 million (50, 000 USD) was seized from a woman who was in the chambers during the search and Sh760, 340 (7000 USD) from Justice Muchelule.
In the third leaked exposé of Mike Mbuvi Sonko, a clear video shows how officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations busted judges Said Chitembwe and his colleague Aggrey Muchelule. On the onset of the video, several people among them Mike Sonko, a lady by the name Rose as we as Chitembwe's alleged brother plan how money would be ferried to the chambers of the two judges.
Governor Jackson Mandago has called for independence and the protection of the judiciary. The Governor speaks even as debates rage over Thursday's arrest of justices Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule, on allegations of corruption. There are claims that a bribery exercise might have been "stage-managed" to fix the judges.
The detention of High Court justices Juma Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule has sparked outrage among the general public and legal professionals. On Thursday evening, the two judges were arrested, and their chambers were searched by law enforcement authorities. According to initial reports, the two were detained in connection with an ongoing investigation into a judicial scandal.
Kipchumba Murkomen who is one of the UDA supporters has come to speak his mind about the arrest of the two judges. Kipchumba posted on his Tweeter account saying that one of the main reason why the two judges were arrested was to intimidate judges decisions and mostly so that they can favor the BBI.
The rift between the Judiciary and the executive has taken new angle following the latest revelations over the arrest of judge Chitembwe and Muchelule. According to the DCI, the duo have been arrested over graft allegations. The DCI has defended itself over the arrest of the two judges stating that " On July 22, 2021, following allegations of corruption and abuse of an office, the DCI acting on intelligence and as guided under article 244(b) of the constitution, engaged Justice Juma Chitembwe and Muchelule to assist with investigation."
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, has become the first senior politician to condemn yesterday’s arrest of Justices Aggrey Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe. On Thursday, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested the two judges but later released them unconditionally for lack of evidence.
According to sources, officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations seized Jugde Muchelule, who is presently assigned to the Milimani Family Division (DCI). Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has come out on his social Media account to allege that the arrest of Justice Chitembwe and Michelle is a scheme to intimidate judges to make a decision in favour of the building bridges initiative case that will be mystery deaths in August this year.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has claimed it seized Ksh6 million from the chambers of High Court Judges Aggrey Muchelule and Said Chitembwe during last week's raid. In an affidavit filed in court, through chief inspector Felix Banzi, the detectives managed to recover Ksh5 million from Muchelule's chambers and Ksh700,000 from Chitembwe's chambers at Milimani Law Courts.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has released a statement following the arrest of Judges Chitembwe Said Juma and Aggrey Muchelule. In a statement released on Friday, Lady Justice Koome said she has been briefed by the two justice on what transpired after they were arrested. She however did not reveal the content of the brief.
President Uhuru Kenyatta's recent move of failing to appoint six judges nominated by the Judicial Service Commission elicited mixed reactions from a section of Kenyans. The President's move was seen as a way of hitting back at the Judiciary which he has always accused of siding with his critics.
The director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji has distance himself from the claims that his office in conjunction with the office of the directorate of criminal investigation department collided in the arrest and questioning of high court judges Juma Chitembwe and Aggrey Mchelule. High court Judges Aggrey Muchelule and Chitembwa were arrested yesterday by detectives from the office of the directorate of criminal investigation department over corruption allegations.Muchelule was among President Uhuru Kenyatta’s "rejected six" ,who were denied promotions due to integrity issues.