A petition for removal of Judge Anthony Mrima from office over alleged incompetence and gross misconduct has been filed at Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
Michael Mutembei through the law firm of Musyoki Mogaka & Company advocates has filed the petition at JSC saying the judge has been involved with bias, corruption, breach of chapter six of the constitution and breach of Judicial code of conduct and ethics.
Mutembei says that the genesis of the petition arises from Mrima’s findings and orders in a suit between Kinoti and politician Jimi Wanjigi on November 18,2021 where the judge in absence of Kinoti and without affording him an audience to mitigate, sentenced him to a four months imprisonment for contempt of court.
“I shall endeavor to demonstrate Mrima’s open show of bias especially regarding another related petition being no E334 of 2021 Justice Sankale Ole Kantai v Inspector General of police and another in which matter the Sankale had sued the Inspector General of police and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) demanding damages for alleged violations right, “added Mutembei.
Makarina questions the judge’s conduct in the guns case involving the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti and businessman Jimi Wanjigi.
The judge had on November 18 sentenced the police boss to four months in prison for failing to comply with orders requiring him to return seven guns confiscated from the tycoon.
The petitioner claims Justice Mrima demonstrated lack of impartiality in dealing with the case.
He argues that Kinoti’s sentencing was made under the court’s stubborn insistence that Wanjigi’s guns were in his possession.
Makarina, through lawyer Danstan Omari, wants the judge investigated to ascertain any benefit he may have received before the sentencing.