The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has taken action after Justice Anthony Mrima on Thursday claimed that he had received threats from ‘state officials’ over his judgments.
In a statement on Sunday, Head of Judiciary Police Unit, Lazarus Opicho said he had reached out to Justice Mrima over the threats and beefed up his security.
“I have been in touch with the Judge and enhanced his security," said Opicho.
Opicho noted that the Chief Justice Martha Koome directed tht the Judge’s security detail be immediately reinforced after receiving information that Mrima had received threats.
[CJ Martha Koome]
“I have also requested Hon Justice Mrima to make a formal complaint to the police by giving details to facilitate enforcement agencies to commence investigations against this serious allegation,” he added.
Judge Mrima while making a ruling on Thursday last week claimed that he had been threatened by senior state officers over what they termed as issuing unfavourable orders.
“Recently I handled a matter and issued some orders. The orders were directed towards some senior state officers. I was surprised to be approached by an emissary sent by one of the said state officers,” said the Judge adding that he was not new to such threats and actual acts of violence against him.
Mrima said that despite the threats, he will continue doing his job as required by law.