Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has expressed fears over her life, revealing that strange cars have been trailing with odd calls coming through and alleging that numerous attempts have been made to end her life.
DCJ Mwilu living in mortal fear, reveals strange cars have been trailing her with odd calls coming through
Who wants Mwilu dead?
In the midst of her revelations, the million-dollar question is: Who wants Mwilu dead?
In an interview with The Standard, Mwilu traced her problems to the 2017 decision by the Supreme court to nullify the Presidential Election results that saw her life turn almost upside down.
With the fate of her two predecessors, Nancy Baraza who was smoked out of office and Kalpana Rawal who left in disgrace clear in her mind, a resilient Mwilu maintained that she won’t be pushed around during the interview.
“I discharge my duties diligently and I have upheld my solemn duty to defend and protect Kenya’s Constitution as one of the top judges in Kenya. Whether they kill me as they’ve been attempting to do, I’ll continue to discharge my duties as a judge without fear or favour.” Mwilu said.
“I have never been this scared in my life and yet besides taking the necessary caution and trusting God, there is little else I can do about it,” she added.
Two outstanding evens shook her to the core and.
First was the October 2017’s gun attack on her official car which left her driver injured just a few days to the repeat elections.
In August 2018, she was subjected to a humiliating public arrest which she believes was a deliberate and well-calculated scheme to damage her reputation beyond repair. The arrest saw her private commercial transactions and loans become the subject of criminal investigations.
Shaken to the core
Asked if she had filed complaints with the police, Mwilu divulged that she had made her fears known to all (including the authorities) but is yet to file a formal complaint.
“I totally appreciate the role of police in our set up. And that is why I trust my bodyguards to keep me safe, and indeed they have. The fact of the matter is that it is quite a different matter to report to the same leadership that has demonstrated every wish to get me out.” Said the DCJ.
The events have left her living in mortal fear and she rarely ventures out without the whole entourage of security and vehicles.
“I am a devout Catholic. I used to drive myself to church. Then I started being driven to church by a driver and a bodyguard. Right now, I cannot even dare to church without the whole entourage of security and vehicles. I feel very, very scared these days,” Mwilu said.
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