Judiciary clarifies Mwilu and Wanjala’s resignation reports.
The judiciary clarifies Mwilu and Wanjala’s resignation rumours. Apparently, the deputy Chief Justice, Philomena Mwilu and Justice Smokin Wanjala, tendered their resignation letters after the supreme court, dismissed the presidential petition.
The judiciary has rubbished the claims saying they are not true and should be treated with contempt.
The constitution also states, a justice is supposed to retire after attaining the age of 70 years but may resolve to retire at 65 years.
Mwilu was born in 1958 and admitted to the bar as an advocate in 1984. She has worked at the judiciary from a period of over 30 years.
Justice Wanjala worked as a law lecturer in the university of Nairobi for 20 years, before joining the Apex court.
According to article 167 of the constitution, the Chief Justice or any other justice can only resign having written a letter to the head of state.
The two( Smokin Wanjala and Philomena Mwilu are among the longest serving justices in the judiciary.
Deputy chief justice, Mwilu and Justice Smokin were part of the seven benched judged who heard and unanimously dismissed the 2022, election petition.
The verdict has raised a lot of conspiracy stories with some politicians supporting it , while others against it.
After the supreme court verdict, Azimio la Umoja leader and his deputy Martha Karua stated that they respect the supreme court verdict but do not agree with the findings.
Raila said,”We have always stood for the rule of law and the constitution. In this regard, we respect the opinion of the court although we vehemently disagree with their decision today. Our lawyers proffered irrefutable evidence and the facts were on our side, unfortunately, the judges saw it otherwise.”
Karua said,”The court has spoken. I respect but disagree with the findings.”