Thursday, January 5, 2012




Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has called an emergency session of the Judicial Service Commission to discuss the shopping mall incident involving his deputy January 5, 2012. FILE
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has called an emergency session of the Judicial Service Commission to discuss the shopping mall incident involving his deputy January 5, 2012. FILE 
By NATION Reporter
Posted  Thursday, January 5  2012 at  16:08
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has called an emergency session of the Judicial Service Commission to discuss the shopping mall incident involving his deputy.

In a statement, Dr Mutunga said the matter should be "dealt with conclusively and satisfactorily" and that he was still getting full facts of the Village Market incident in which a guard has alleged that deputy CJ Nancy Baraza threatened her. (READ:Deputy CJ denies mall gun threat)
"The Judiciary is instituting its own internal investigations. In this regard, I am convening an emergency meeting of the Judicial Service Commission to discuss this matter," Dr Mutunga said.
The CJ said the Constitution envisages an open and democratic society based on human dignity and non discrimination of all Kenyans.
"Nobody or institution in Kenya is above the law. This is the creed that we strive to uphold in the Judiciary," he said.
Dr Mutunga also said police should be allowed to conduct their own investigations "without undue influence or interference from any quarters".

Add a comment (14 comments so far)
  1. Submitted by NDEBELE
    If Tom Mboya, Robert Ouko, and J. M. Kariuku had behaved like Ms Baraza, they would still be alive today.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:19 PM  
  2. Submitted by mugijo
    While the Judiciary is carrying its own internal investigations the DCJ should step aside to allow independence to those carrying out the exercise, otherwise she may influence investigations with her power thirst.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:17 PM  
  3. Submitted by davidkamenwa
    Thats wat am talkin abt willy. Not only talkin the talk,but also walkin the walk.accountability by evrybdy.baraza was power buzzed, she forgot she also has to follow the law. Kudos to mutunga for demandng accountability.lets see hw it goes
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:16 PM  
  4. Submitted by kijanasonko
    Thank God it was not the CJ himself, all women organisation would have made it a gender issue.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:15 PM  
  5. Submitted by MKM
    Mutunga, kindly tell her to step aside for investigation.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:14 PM  
  6. Submitted by silwal
    I am fully convenced that our Deputy CJ will never repeat such a mistake. She's apologised and Cj has called a meeting to discuss this matter further. I think all these are the right steps regarding the matter. We see MP's body guards drawing guns to kenyans all the time and no investigation is done. Let's wait for recomendations from the JSC.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:13 PM  
  7. Submitted by oludavin
    Should our senior officers be roughed up by KK guards simply because they have a right to do their duty? I guess not! The Guard should be made to appologise DCJ.Our KK guards sometimes are so rude, arrogant and unrespectful not only to seniors. It's a trend they should correct, because If it were Lucy Kibaki, I guess everybody would be writing here Mamma anastahili heshima yake. The police officers who guards the DCJ are the one's to be fired because they should have informed their fellow guards at the mall.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:12 PM  
  8. Submitted by fourshotz
    Why do these people wait to be fired? If you are a judge and your child does such, it would be in order to quit because your name must be clean at all times. Why would Baraza behave like Mzee Bethwell?
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:05 PM  
  9. Submitted by Alimama
    For now, I think an apology from Baraza is enough.Let her apologize to the lady and the management. Lets not take it too far.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:03 PM  
  10. Submitted by kamaujm
    Well done Mutunga. That's the only way forward. When we set ourselves on moral pedestal then we are expected to walk on eggshells on issues pertaining our lives!
    Posted  January 05, 2012 05:03 PM  
  11. Submitted by Kerongo72
    A good step Mr CJ. The honorable thing for your deputy to do is toi go back to Village Market shopping centre and apologise to the young girl whom she offended and also to the manegement. Somebody should also ensure the security of the young girl in case some thugs harm her and have it all loaded on the DCJ. Hope this serves as a lesson that everyone's job should be respected regardless of how low it may be.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 04:56 PM  
  12. Submitted by ngetich1
    It is about time this power drunk was schooled on how to respect other people's place of work.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 04:55 PM  
  13. Submitted by Namogo
    We all have to promote security in the country, and that's why we consider "Safety first". I believe if safety management courses could be a topic in our schools from the old times our DCJ could not behave in such a manner. - Still and very simple "always lie low" if she could simple be screened she could not be in this situation. Haya sasa!!!!!
    Posted  January 05, 2012 04:52 PM  
  14. Submitted by kenyaface1
    Is she still in the office?who can trust such arrogant person like her.she should lead by example.Resign Nancy Barasa because u don't deserve to be there,shame on you.
    Posted  January 05, 2012 04:52 P