A damning affidavit has been filed at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking investigations against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Supreme Court judge Isaac Lenaola over gross misconduct. The affidavit by one Derick Malika Ngumu, the executive director of Angaza Empowerment Network based in Mombasa, exposes underhand dealings between National Super Alliance (NASA) and the Supreme Court judges before the historic ruling. Supreme Court judges, by majority, annulled the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In his petition, Ngumu has attached what he claims are phone conversation records and meetings that took place before the ruling was made. The Law Society of Kenya has also been roped into the scheme. On Thursday, August 17, Mwilu is said to have held a conversation lasting about two hours with Amos Wako but she failed to disclose this to other judges.
Lenaola is accused of having held a conversation with Law Society of Kenya (LSK) lawyer Steve Mwenesi while the case was ongoing and like Mwilu, he did not disclose this interactions to the rest of the bench. Mwilu, according to the affidavit, had communication with Orengo through a mobile number registered under Orengo’s sister. Between Wednesday, August 6 and Friday, August 18, Mwilu met and had lengthy conversations with Orengo and Moses Wetang’ula at different places including Menelik Hospital and Sky View apartments, both in Kilimani area
Further, Presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot and ODM director of communications Philip Etale are said to have been in communication with Supreme Court judges as the case was ongoing.
Aukot, according to Ngumu, used his own mobile phone to call and send text messages. Etale was acting on behalf of his boss, Raila Odinga, so that the ODM leader could not be caught. This comes as Kenyans await the release of the full verdict of the Supreme Court judges on Tuesday, September 19.