JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES VOW TO GIVE JUSTICE FOR SLAIN LAWYER.

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Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association secretary-general Bryan Khaemba flanked by the association treasurer Derik Kuto they said said the killing of the advocate was an act of intimidation meant to instill fear among lawyers handling sensitive cases.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Judges and magistrates have backed lawyers’ one-week strike over the killing of advocate Willie Kimani.

They say they will support whatever decision Law Society of Kenya takes to pursue justice.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association secretary-general Bryan Khaemba said the killing of the advocate was an act of intimidation meant to instill fear among lawyers handling sensitive cases.

“We do not understand why an innocent advocate who is simply a mouth piece of his client will eventually pay the ultimate price on a case which he had no personal interest. He was simply conducting his professional duties,” Mr Khaemba added.

The judicial officers called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to probe the advocate’s death “so that those behind the heinous acts are brought to justice.”

The human rights lawyer Kimani, together with his client Josphat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri, were abducted on June 22 on the way from Mavoko court where the client had lodged a case against an Administration Police officer

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