Reprieve for Judiciary registrar Anne Amadi as court unfreezes her accounts

Chief Registrar of Judiciary Anne Amadi at the Supreme Court on August 29, 2022. [Samson Wire, Standard].

Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi can breathe a sigh of relief after the High Court unfroze her accounts over a Sh102 million gold scam case.

Justice Alfred Mabeya ruled that there was nothing to connect Ms Amadi with the alleged gold scandal since she had resigned from her law firm.

The law firm dealt with the transaction between British national Demetrios Bradshaw, businessman Daniel Kangara and Liberian national Edward Taylor.

"There is nothing that connects her with the alleged gold fraud case and I find that the orders freezing her accounts were draconian and should have never been issued against her. There is evidence that she left the law firm in 2014 and left its management to her son," ruled Mabeya.

He noted that the fact that Amadi's son Brian Ochieng was managing Amadi and Associates Advocates does not mean the CRJ was involved in its management as the only time she was engaged was in 2020 when she wrote a letter for bank account opening for the firm.

He ruled that since Amadi's son is already an adult who can defend himself, he should be left to carry his own cross instead of dragging his mother in a transaction she knew nothing about.

He also ruled that the petitioners failed to establish a link between her and the law firm.