Gladys Shollei in court to block EACC arrest

April 23, 2015 2:02 pm
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This was after the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) forwarded an investigative report to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko recommending prosecution of some judicial staff/FILE
This was after the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) forwarded an investigative report to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko recommending prosecution of some judicial staff/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 – Former Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Gladys Boss Shollei has filed an application seeking anticipatory bail pending arrest over allegations of corruption.

This was after the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) forwarded an investigative report to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko recommending prosecution of some judicial staff.

According to Shollei, the anti-graft agency is likely to arrest and prefer charges against her in order to publicly harass, humiliate and disparage her in violation of her rights under Article 28 and 29 of the Constitution.

She further claims that the EACC declined to reveal the procurement laws she allegedly faulted during her tenure as Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

Through her lawyer Edwin Watenya Wafula, Shollei on Thursday argued how she has been subjected to untold mental and psychological torture after her name was mentioned in the EACC list of shame presented to Parliament by the President Uhuru Kenyatta during his State of the Nation address.

The commission has raised allegations of impropriety which occurred during Shollei’s tenure.

The application for bail will be placed before the presiding judge in the Criminal Division on Friday for directions.

Shollei was dismissed as Chief Registrar of the Judiciary in October 2013 after a myriad of allegations which she has since challenged in court.

The case is pending in the Supreme Court.

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