Claims by CJ must be probed, culprits charged – Jubilee

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JUBILEE COALITION

In response to the press statement made by the Hon Chief Justice, Dr Willy Mutunga, on 20th February 2013; in which the Chief Justice stated that his life has been threatened severally; The Jubilee Coalition wishes to state as follows.

Firstly, we condemn in the strongest possible terms, any actions that infringe on the safety, security and capacity for judicial officers to discharge their duties without fear or intimidation. TNA is a strong advocate of the ongoing judicial reforms and secondly, as a party we too have suffered at the hands of Mungiki.

Our Presidential Candidate, Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, has been subjected to numerous threats by the outlawed group and his steadfast refusal to give-in to their criminal demands has resulted in Mungiki members fabricating evidence against him and presenting false testimony before the International Criminal Court (ICC). We encourage the Chief Justice to follow the lead of Uhuru Kenyatta and stalwartly resist all pressures from Mungiki and its associates.

We also take this opportunity to point out that Mungiki has been formalized into a political party and it is part of the CORD alliance. Therefore it is only proper that CORD be made to account for the actions of one of its member parties.

Thirdly, while we are not in a position to shed light on some of the allegations the Chief Justice made particularly those concerning certain government officials; we wish to emphatically deny that the Chief Justice has been threatened by supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta or William Ruto.

It is very easy for some mischief-makers to write a letter and say that they are Jubilee supporters when in fact they are not. Indeed there are those in other political camps who would wish to tarnish the image of Jubilee as well creating negative perceptions of our Coalition in the minds of the judges who may very well have to hear seminal election petitions challenging the otherwise obvious Jubilee victory.

It is saddening that the Chief Justice has dragged our name into this sordid affair on such flimsy grounds. As a judicial officer he must surely know that a letter allegedly written by alleged supporters of our candidates would have no evidentiary value and no court would admit it into evidence.

Further, while we cannot begrudge him the right to speak his mind we must say that the timing of his statement and the manner in which he chose to highlight the matter leaves a lot to be desired. Recourse to sensationalism and melodrama is not befitting of the head of the Judiciary. In these tense and potentially volatile times a calm, considered and careful approach through the appropriate avenues would have been in order.

In that vein, we call on the Inspector-General of Police to move with speed to firstly enhance the security of the Chief Justice and secondly to initiate investigations into this matter. The nefarious plot against the Chief justice must be comprehensively investigated and the culprits brought to book.

The judiciary has made commendable strides forward under the able and commendable stewardship of Dr Mutunga and no one should be allowed to reverse these gains by threatening the Chief Justice or any other member of the Judiciary.

The Independence, vitality and integrity of the reformed Judiciary is a key cornerstone of the new Constitution. The safety and security of our judicial officers must be sacrosanct.

Jasper Mbiuki,
Secretary, Legal Affairs
Jubilee Coalition

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  • Harry Kim

    CORD has mastered the art of propaganda to perfection. Mungiki and its leaders are part of Cord. They should stop the games and wait for March 4th.

    • Salum

      So Kimemia is also in CORD?

      • Gathii

        Who is the Minister in charge of of Immigration?

      • edmus

        why do you think he cannot be in CORD? Is it because of his surname????

  • Mr. Mutunga,, as a good Kenyan i believe that this is a political game from some unpatriotic kenyans to implicate mungiki alleging to be supporting uhuru. They will try all manner of tactics to win but Kenyans have already decided whom they will vote.

    • indsn

      And Kenyans should watch out for some associations and consultations especially with some neighbouring politicians. There have been visits especially to Uganda by some leaders with reciprocal visits by Ugandan politicians and businessmen some of whom are in jail or before court but who are aligned to the ruling party. Manipulations and insinuations can be dangerous so evolving situations need careful and principled analysis to effectively understand and respond. Who does what, why and how?

  • Perfectly put, Mr. Mbiuki.

  • Our Presidential Candidate, Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, has been subjected to
    numerous threats by the outlawed group and his steadfast refusal to
    give-in to their criminal demands has resulted in Mungiki members
    fabricating evidence against him and presenting false testimony before
    the International Criminal Court (ICC). We encourage the Chief Justice
    to follow the lead of Uhuru Kenyatta and stalwartly resist all pressures
    from Mungiki and its associate……………so Mungiki took Uhuru to the Hague?

    • mazzdark

      You seem privy to a lot, ever considered being a defense witness? Just saying….

  • We also take this opportunity to point out that Mungiki has been
    formalized into a political party and it is part of the CORD alliance.
    Therefore it is only proper that CORD be made to account for the actions
    of one of its member parties……….can you record a statement with the police and provide the evidence,and for how long have you known this?

  • Thirdly, while we are not in a position to shed light on some of the
    allegations the Chief Justice made particularly those concerning certain
    government officials; we wish to emphatically deny that the Chief
    Justice has been threatened by supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta or William
    Ruto…………………….do you remote control all your supporters;won’t it could have been appropriate to simply state that in the event any of your supporters is involved you as a coalition do not support that?

  • well i understand ,this response was written in a rush;please polish it and republish

  • “we call on the Inspector-General of Police to move with speed to firstly enhance the security of the Chief Justice and secondly to initiate investigations into this matter. The nefarious plot against the Chief justice must be comprehensively investigated and the culprits brought to book.” Were the the Arthur brothers investigated? Who brought them to book?

  • Pretentiously condemning irresponsible behavior by your party members, who are primed to believe that elections are tribal schemes and genuinely doing so, are totally two different things. Of course, the idea of rolling out tribalism disguised as tribal numbers is TNA’s ill-timed finest artwork! Thus, any consequences that might be brought by such entirely lie on your doorstep.

    Wow! Perhaps cooking up more or same accusations does the trick! If indeed Uhuru Kenyatta has been threatened by Mungiki, why have Kenyans not been made to know? And ICC evidence is not a fabrication! Trial is yet to start and given that cases have been confirmed, fabrication angle is neither here nor there. By the way, Kenyans have noted with alot of alarm village cabals attempting to upstage everybody. CJ’s situation is certainly clear case of those attempts being put in play. Alleged sources behind it all are the same ones that claimed to be “JUST WAITING” to swear in TNA’s presidential candidate! Would one doubt such clear pattern of events?

    Purporting Mungiki has been formalize in to a political party affliated to CORD actually helps to blow up TNA’s cover! Thats because former Mungiki leader, who reportedly became a christian, is the one who formed a party. Mungiki adherants have never said they joined the party. Such seriously claims that are not back by irrefutable evidence are definitely meant for diversion from this serious issue at hand. In the absence of hard evidence, such alleged connection should be dismissed with the contempt they deserve, if not seen as self-icriminatory! Furthermore, if blatant lies are pushed around for purposes of evasion, what would stop Kenyans from believingg that indeed Uhuru and Ruto supporters have threatened the CJ?

    What do you mean by “it is very easy for some mischief makers to write a letter and say they are jubilee supporters?” Why would it be easy to write to CJ on mischievious matters that can easily land you in prison? Perhaps, jubilee has a clear view on how that happened?! Otherwise, why attempt to trivialize such a extremely serious issue? Furthermore, the letter was not ambigious and it particulary mentioned Uhuru/Ruto integrity cases! In your estimation, is that flimsy grounds? Or it would have hugely pleased you if those mentioned were never revealed?

    The fact of the matter is that CJ didnt write the letter. It came from disclared source. In the circumstances, question of sensationalism and melodrama cant arise at all. These twisted arguments seemingly only help Kenyans in identifying the exact source! CJ’s life was in mortal danger and clear signs of unusual hostility had cropped up. Would it have been befitting to report such threats to jubilee alliance? And what exactly does these overtly ridiculing pronouncements point to? Kenyans have witnessed alot of village mischiefs at national table. They have every right to draw their own conclusions in this matter!!!!

  • God Bless Kenya

    Kenya ohh Kenya!! Mungu tubariki, i cant believe all this

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