, Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 22 – Detectives have recovered a vehicle stolen from Kwale resident magistrate Doreen Mulekyo who was carjacked at around 8 pm on Thursday at Diani shopping centre.
The vehicle, which Kwale county police commander Kenneth Kimani says is in good condition, was found abandoned at Chakarana area in Diani.
A special team of detectives from DCIO dusted and lifted fingerprints displayed on the vehicle to pursue the carjackers.
On Friday, the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) asked IG Joseph Boinnet to enhance the security of judicial officers following the carjacking incident.
Officials of the KMJA Justice Jackie Kamau, Charles Ondieki and Derick Kuto condemned the incident and said judicial officers should have adequate security to enable them dispense justice without fear or favour.
“We condemn the cowardly incident in the strongest terms possible. Such acts will not dissuade us from boldly dispensing our judicial duties.”
The three have called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to speedily and thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the culprits to book.
“We urge the relevant offices to immediately engage the judiciary to ensure the security of all judges, magistrate’s and kadhis,” they said.
KMJA said it is time that magistrate’s and Kadhis are provided with security especially now that election petitions are under consideration.
Magistrate Mulekyo was carjacked by unknown persons near Diani Shopping centre.
Though she is not harmed physically, reports say that she is psychologically traumatized.