Explosive Details of Philomena Mwilu’s Love Affair with Amos Wako
They met and fell in love at the bar
Justice Philomena Mwilu has reportedly been having a romantic relationship with Busia Senator Amos Wako.
The two are said to have met in 1997 when Mwilu, who was working as a legal executive at a local insurance company, visited the former AG for some official assistance.
At the time of their meeting, Mwilu had three children while Wako had two from his first wife.
In the diplomatic and political inner circles, the Deputy Chief Justice is regarded as Wako's de facto second wife to the extent that many of their invitations to special events are addressed to them as a couple.
The Nairobian quoted a number of close friends to the two learned partners who indicated that the two are "perfect partners".
“I drink with Wako regularly. He loves his whiskey and he doesn’t mind drinking till late, but in more than a decade, I have never seen him with any other woman,” the anonymous friend stated.
Wako and Mwilu's romance, although not solidified in a formal marriage, has also been the subject of litigation.
PulseLive.co.ke independently verified a case filed in 2011 where Mwilu was challenged about her relationship with the then Attorney General by lawyer Eric K'Omollo who was concerned about potential conflict of interest.
K'Omoillo had objected to Mwilu presiding over a matter where the office of the Attorney General was a party.
The case calling for Mwilu’s disqualification, however, was declined and the current DCJ allowed to hear the matter. She had at the time indicated that the relationship was in public domain and that nothing was being hidden.
In the presidential petition heard at the highest court, the matter did not come up even though the former AG was representing the petitioner in whose favor Mwilu ultimately ruled.
It remains unclear if the parties in that petition were aware of the closeness between the judge and the ODM senator.
However, the Supreme Court is now facing a petition filed at the Judicial Service Commission, and calling for disciplinary action for among other things, "irregular contact with the current Busia Senator".
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