CJ threatened over Uhuru, Ruto case


NAIROBI, KENYA: Chief Justice Willy Mutunga on Wednesday said he has received death threats from the outlawed Mungiki sect over integrity case against Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto.

The CJ said he received a poisoned pen letter from a group claiming to be Mungiki warning him on issuing any adversarial ruling on Jubilee presidential and running mate cases.

He said the letter dated February 13 was sent by ‘Mungiki Veteran Group/ Kenya Sovereignty Defence Squad

The letter, Mutunga said, extols the violent exploits of the Mungiki movement and threaten him with dire consequences should he deliver a ruling detrimental to Uhuru and Ruto.

The CJ said he has invested heavily in creating a new judiciary in the last one and a half years for him to be cowed by threats.

He said the judiciary will not flinch in interpreting constitution as required

“Let no individual, group, candidate or supporter imagine that cowardly and dark acts such as this will cower us,” he said.

He said he has sent the letter to Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo, CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro and the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko for investigations.

He at the same time asked Kimaiyo to beef up his security and that of judges in view of the threat.


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