Their is tension in Nairobi after a female Commissioner, a male Commissioner and a Judge tried to temper with the upcoming KMJA elections slated for December this year.
Things moved in the opposite direction after the three tried to convince several candidates (all Judges) to vie against Derrick Kuto( the current President) without success.
” They reached out to me and urged me to vie against Kuto, I felt very bad but listened to them, this is a man whose work is seen, has fought for our rights and has unmatched courage, I said no,” said a judge in Nairobi.
The nomination process quickly shut after three months of being open before they landed on a suitable candidate to fight the current President and they are now using illegal means to bring their candidate to the ballot Africanwitnes can authoritavely report.
A magistrate( close friend of Olwande) who spoke to our Nairobi based reporter Benjamin Kasanga said that it was wrong for two commissioner to try and overturn the people’s will for there selfish gains.
” But it’s ironical, Kuto is just a magistrate, why do they fear that he will block their re-election to the JSC, he is serving members who elected them massively in the last polls,” he said.
He urged Olwande and Majanja to stop their plot warning that it will flop just the way it flopped in the last polls.
” If they bring him, we shall do what we know and later we shall meet them at the JSC ballot” the court of appeal Judge added.
Local online media in Kenya also reports that, Olwande leads a squad, which also includes the former chairman of the war Council under Chief Justice(retired) Mutunga, prof Ngugi, now Court of Appeal Judge, stationed in Kisumu.
Also in this team is Commissioner Shikomera Majanja and Carolyn KENDAGOR.
The latter decided not to defend her seat. Many see her as heir apparent to the throne of Olwande. As such it’s easy to deploy her on the battle front. Many accuse her of doing Little in the Executive Council. She is said to spend most of her time in mediation. The Ex wife of a serving Judicial officer puts on a baby face but her heart is very dark.
The group is said to have been taken aback when news broke that KUTO has been elected unopposed. They have now pushed a Judge to claim that he did not receive nomination forms and therefore should still be allowed to vie. Unfortunately, the law does not provide for us. We have equally learned that the Judge has been on a recent foreign trip with Kuto.
Those we spoke to accuse Olwande of being very tribal. She is said to have strategically placed her Luo tribesmen and women in key areas of the Judiciary. About 5 of her siblings are employed in the Judiciary.
Olwande is said to have marshalled forces to ensure hon KUTO was not appointed a Judge in the last recruitment. They see KUTO as a stumbling block to her reelection.
Our calls to Olwande went unanswered. She didn’t respond to our messages.
We are yet to understand the venom from Ngugi, the man who downed the BBI process given that KUTO was vocal to defend him when President Uhuru had refused to appoint him among others.
Our sources are closely following these developments.