High Court has extended orders to freeze Chief Registrar of Judiciary Ann Amadi’s bank account pending a ruling on June 2nd 2023.
The court had been urged to open the bank accounts on grounds that the plaintiffs never dealt with Amadi.
Amadi’s lawyer Ochieng Oduol said that it had not been shown that the monies were paid or even moved to Amadi’s personal account.
The court further heard that Amadi does not operate in any law firm and does not engage in private practice.
Oduol said that the impression that his client is trading gold is false and urged the court to discharge it’s earlier orders which were to let the plaintiff’s sue the 5 and 6 defendant’s whom they admitted they gave the money to.
Last week, the Milimani Commercial Judge David Majanja froze personal bank accounts belonging to Amadi and her son, Brian Ochieng who are implicated in a Ksh 89M fake gold syndicate.
Majanja made the orders following a suit filed by Bruton Gold Trading Company based in Dubai.
Justice Majanja has recused himself from hearing the graft case against Amadi.
He said he could not continue hearing the case since he sits in the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) where Amadi is the secretary to the commission.
“l am a member of JSC where Amadi sits as the secretary and CRJ and I granted the order on that basis it was the law firm- Amadi & Associates Advocates registered in her name. I note that there are issues pertaining to my partiality and the impression created to the members of the public. I, therefore, disqualify myself from hearing the matter and refer it to the High Court Commercial Division Presiding Judge Alfred Mabeya for hearing on Wednesday morning,” Justice Majanja said.
Amadi who dismissed the allegations levelled against her together with her son Brian Ochieng petitioned the court to vacate the freezing orders pending the hearing and determination of the case before Justice Alfred Mabeya on May 24th.
The top court official has been sued by a British National who claims he paid the registrar’s firm (Amadi and Associates) $742,206 (Ksh102,090,435), for the supply of 1,500kg consignment of gold bars which were never delivered.
Amadi termed the accusations that cast aspersions on her integrity as untrue, malicious. She vowed to defend herself in court including suing for defamation.