We were threatened for nullifying Uhuru’s win – Philomena Mwilu admits

Deputy CJ finally opens up

Speaking during a seminar organised by the National Assembly in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Mwilu mentioned that the Supreme Court judges were threatened after the presidential petition.

“We were threatened, that is for sure. I must confess because I don’t know how to clothe a lie,” she said.

She noted that though the threats were many, she never once cowered.

The Deputy CJ, however, added that she was not certain whether the threats had affected the other judges in the subsequent rulings.

“I am not sure whether the threats cowed the judges as to affect our subsequent decisions. But the threats never entered my soul and I thank God it never did,” she said.

Ms. Mwilu was responding to Kapenguria MP Samuel Muoroto who wanted to know if the threats impacted judges’ decision during the second presidential petition after the October 26 polls.

“You were threatened and now all the gains the Judiciary made are being taken away. The new Constitution gave you lots of powers and the Judiciary has been done a good job. But the attacks by the politicians seem to have shaken you. Can you be frank and tell us the truth?" he posed.

After the August 8 poll, National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga who was a candidate during the election, moved to the court to challenge Mr. Kenyatta’s win arguing that the election was marred with a lot of illegalities and irregularities.

Supreme Court nullified the election and directed for a fresh poll to be conducted.

Supreme Court Judges were Threatened

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