Former Machakos County Senator and Wiper party’s pointman in ukambani, Johnson Muthama has finally broken silence on matters deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu’s woes.
Speaking while addressing the press in Nairobi on Thursday, Muthama said Mwilu did not deserve the humiliation she was forced to go through during her arrest on Tuesday.
According to the senator, Mwilu’s rights were abused by the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
Muthama hit out at Haji’s office for presenting Mwilu in court on Tuesday after court hours.
“I have not studied law but I understand that all accused persons are supposed to be presented in court within court’s working hours (8 AM- 5 PM) and the DPP’s move to arraign Mwilu in court past 5 PM was against her rights,” Muthama said.
Muthama said while they are supporting the fight against corruption, Mwilu’s case is different.
He said the Deputy Chief Justice’s case should have been presented to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
“The work of the JSC is to handle such cases and not the criminal courts,” Muthama added.
Mwilu was arrested on Tuesday by detectives after PDP Haji’s orders.
She was arraigned in court and granted a personal bond of Sh5 million.
The DCJ is being represented by 32 lawyers, mostly drawn from the opposition.
On Wednesday, the High court sitting in Nairobi issued orders suspending Mwilu’s prosecution to October 9.