Court locks out Fida, lawyer Kamotho out of DCJ Mwilu's case
SEE ALSO :Mwilu lawyer wants charges droppedThe DPP and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki in separate submissions before the High Court yesterday cited bias and parties wanting to clog the case without helping the court to determine the suit. Mr Haji’s case was argued by senior prosecutors Dorcas Oduor and Alexander Muteti. Fida and Kamotho in their applications argued that they had a stake in the case. Fida said that Justice Mwilu was being targeted for being a woman. Kamotho claimed that he had been mentioned in the case by Mwilu. However, he opted to defend, her saying she was charged under a non-existent law.
SEE ALSO :Mwilu's lawyer accused of lyingICJ said it had information and expertise to contribute in the case that other parties did not have. “The petition does not raise any issue of discrimination on the basis on gender bias, as presented by Fida. Parties cannot be allowed to raise new issues in the case,” argued Ms Oduor. It emerged that Fida was part of Justice Mwilu’s defence team at the Magistrate’s Court. The DPP argued that the lobby had taken sides in the case. The Attorney General, through lawyer Immanuel Mbita, argued that criminal cases touched on individuals, hence all the parties that wanted to be enjoined had no claim in the case. “Criminal proceedings are personal to the accused, hence Fida has no claim to the case,” argued Mr Mbita.