BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
The president of Bunge La Wananchi Henry Shitanda has filed a complaint against High Court Judge Anthony Mrima over the manner in which he handled a petition filed seeking to block vetting of Anne Kananu Mwenda as Nairobi Deputy Governor.
In the letter filed before Judicial Service Commission, Shitanda claims that the judge declined to issue conservatory orders sought by Okiyah Omtatah without any judicial basis at all, an act he says shows interference by the state machinery.
“There are glaring ambiguities which point to bias and interference granted that the same judge issued various orders in favor of the respondents and in particular in favour of Anne Kananu,” claims Shitanda.
He said the move to allow the vetting of Kanany by Nairobi MCAs demonstrates that the judge went against all the principles of law regarding issuance of the conservatory orders.
Shitanda claims that the judge held there was a prima facie case but surprisingly while declining to issue conservatory orders, stated that they are remedial measures that the court can take even after the vetting.
The Judge was of the view that there was no prejudice which will be suffered in the event that the conservatory orders are not granted but Shitanda says the decision is absurd, highly illogical and a confirmation of bias by the judge.
He said the matter arises after ousted city boss Mike Sonko had revoked Kananu appointment as his deputy governor.
He further argue that the cases filed by Sonko are now under siege by state machinery to ensure sanitization of the illegality by the county assembly and the senate impeaching Sonko.