Former CJ Mutunga Under Fire Over Comment on Miguna's Case

  • The former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga was on Thursday roasted on social media over a controversial comment he made regarding the case of Miguna Miguna, who has since been deported to Dubai.

    The former CJ seemingly defended the judiciary when a user identified as Abduba Dida called for the resignation of judges owing to the rampant disobedience of court orders by Senior Government officials.

    In a quick response, Mutunga clarified to the user - whose account was disowned by the former Presidential candidate Abduba Dida - that the same Judiciary provides legal protection on his opinion which he termed non-objective.

    Mr Dida had explained that Chief Justice David Maraga should ask the judges to resign considering their fruitless effort in the fight for justice for the deported NRM leader.

    "We shouldn't have institutions that are not functional. Justice George Odunga should stop waiting for miracles," he added.

    A section of users condemned the former CJ stating that he is a source of the judicial problems since he left the office without a solid legacy.

    "Pathetic of you @WMutunga to say the least! Zero legacy of wining and dining with the despots!" one user lamented.

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    Miguna, who is currently in Dubai, was deported after he blatantly declined to either apply for a Kenyan Visa or sign forms to regain his Kenyan citizenship.

    Meanwhile, Justice George Odunga on Wednesday evening found Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, Inspector General Joseph Boinnet and Immigration Principal Secretary Gordon Kahalangwa guilty of contempt of court and ordered that they appear in court on Thursday for sentencing.

    This is after they defied court orders to release the outspoken lawyer who has since been deported.

    "If they fail to appear before the court, the judge ruled that he would proceed with the sentencing," Justice Odunga ruled.