MP Opposes Mwilu’s Appointment As DCJ, Says She Is An Enemy To Women.


Kandara MP Alice Muthoni Wahome has vehemently opposed the endorsement of the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and vowed to tear down her ratification when this name will be presented in the floor of the August House.

Basing her objection on Mwilu’s treatment to the issues concerning women, the MP said that nominee was not the ideal candidate for the job and that she would stand to be counted among those who will vote against her endorsement in the National Assembly.

“Personally, mine is a big No! I believe that there were better options in the group and therefore feel that the JSC did a shoddy job on this. Mwilu has for many occasions treated women with contempt. She has previously handled cases touching on women very poorly and I do not believe that, given the job, she will be of benefit to the women of Kenya,” said Alice.

She said that they would dig deeper to unearth all the reasons that drove the JSC to pick her over the rest of the candidates who she believed had better credentials compared to this particular nominee.

Otherwise, she hoped that in case Justice Mwilu succeeded in getting the job, she (Mwilu) would re-evaluate her perception on women and serve every Kenyan to the best of her ability as demanded by the constitution.

On national politics, she dismissed CORD’s allegations that the issuance of national IDs and voters cards had been schemed in favour of Jubilee strongholds, terming the assertion was in bad taste and geared towards plunging this country into chaos just as they did in 2007.

“When Junet (Mohamed) and CORD allege that the action by Nyeri registrar of persons to take ID Cards to every centre in his jurisdiction is tantamount to rigging, this is CORD’s way of inciting their supporters into violence just as they did in 2007. It is the right of every eligible Kenya to acquire an ID and if the officer in Nyeri erred in eases this process, then as Jubilee legislators, we urge him to err further and assist his people even more,” she said.

She appealed to the Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Kasaine Ole Nkaissery to put every effort to ensure that his ministry dispatched ID cards to every corner of the country.

The Kandara legislator also had very unkind words to the Governor of Murang’a County Mwangi Wa Iria who she accused of misusing public resources on uncalled for advertisements that were personal and with no benefit to the people of Murang’a.

“It is a pity that the greatest project in Murang’a County is paying for advertisements, branding personal portraits on government vehicles and publicity stunts to praise the governor. It is not wrong to publicise one’s projects but I find it a waste of public resources to advertise daily in media houses. Kwani aren’t these projects able to advertise themselves from what they are achieving for the mwananchi on the ground?”

She challenged Senator Kembi Gitura to seriously follow this matter and summon the governor to the Senate demanding him to account for the source of the millions he was spending on advertisements.

The MP was speaking during a tour of Gaichajiru Ward where she disbursed cheques worth more than a million shillings towards development projects in various schools and bridges.
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