DPP, AG oppose FIDA attempt to be enjoined in Mwilu’s petition

Written By: Asha Hamisi/Ben Chumba
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The Federation of Women Lawyers–FIDA Kenya is seeking to be enjoined in a petition challenging the prosecution of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

Through lawyer Jemimah Keli, Fida says it has genuine interest in the petition as it engages in public interest litigation to promote and protect women’s personal, political, social and economic rights.

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The International Commission of Jurists – ICJ Kenya and Adrian Kamotho also want to be enjoined in the case.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki have however opposed the applications of the institutions seeking to be enjoined in the case.

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They argued that the parties are trying to introduce fresh issues to the case and have not demonstrated the prejudice they are likely to suffer in the event that they are not admitted to the case.

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The matter is before a five judge bench which includes Justices Hellen Omondi, Mumbi Ngugi, Francis Tuiyott, William Musyoka and Chacha Mwita.

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The judges are expected to to issue a ruling on the matter.

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