Will Deputy Chief Justice nominee Philomena Mwilu make the cut

Kandara MP Alice Muthoni Wahome has differed with her the JSC decision.

Although not so much is in the public eye about the newly appointed nominee for the position of Deputy Chief Justice Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu, the winds are already blowing against her.

Lady Justice Philomenea Mwilu floored other 15 candidates to emerge as the most qualified candidate for the position of DCJ but Kandara Constituency MP Alice Muthoni Wahome does not think so.

The legislator claims the nominee Philomena Mbete Mwilu unfit to succeed Kalpana Rawal holding that she did not give a fair hearing to women in her rulings as an Appeal Court judge.

DCJ Kalpana Rawal retired upon attaining the constitutional age of 70 years.

“When we sought her intervention for justice, she did not give us (women) a fair hearing. I don’t believe she would make just judgment when cases involving women are presented before her. When MPs will vet her in parliament, I would vote no against her,” said Ms Wahome.

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Wahome said among the women interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for position of Deputy Chief Justice she was not the most qualified.

“ I am not convinced that Ms Mwilu was the best out of the women interviewed. I think other female judges were better placed.” She said.

Although Ms Mwilu beat 15 other candidates to emerge victorious there is likely to be a huge debate on whether or not parliament will endorse her nomination.

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