By JUDY OGUTU
Justice GBM Kariuki claimed in court that a lawyer, Mr Steve Njiru had disclosed to him that the former minister was behind his prosecution and had instructed the then Attorney General (AG), Amos Wako to ensure his prosecution was mounted.
“It is while I was at Kamkunji Police Station that I learnt the genesis of the problem I was facing emanated from the then Minister for Justice whose lawyer had come to monitor whether I was being humiliated in the manner which the minister desired,” he told the court.
Justice Kariuki was giving evidence in a case where he has sued the State for damages alleging malicious prosecution.
“She was getting at me as a result of walking away from her,” Justice Kariuki said.
While being led in his evidence in chief by lawyer Stephen Mwenesi, he said he was charged unfairly.
Justice Kariuki had been charged with attempting to unlawfully cause the death of Mr Peter Kamau Karori by stabbing him in the stomach with a sharp object. He also faced an alternative charge of causing grievous harm to Karori.
The then Chief Magistrate, Mr Gilbert Mutembei acquitted him of the charges saying the prosecution had failed to prove the case against him.
On Friday, he told Justice Odunga that the charge against him was a hoax and that the magistrate had found that his accuser was stabbed when he was on a drinking spree.
The judge also recalled how he was arrested in a commando style by a contingent of police who went to his house.