Led by Act. Chief Justice Phelomena MWILU over 20 judges and hundreds of Judicial staff were in Emalindi Girls high grounds of KHWISERO in Kakamega county to say pole to Justice Aggrey MUCHELULE who lost his mom.
The judicial staff kept off politics in their messages to the family.
Very impressive was the fact that Luhya land has produced several Lady Justices. Most of them spoke to the mourners in pure Luhya language. They represented very well.
The presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi who was present spoke on the independence of the JUDICIARY. Other politicians led by Homabay MP Hon Kaluma whose wife works in the Judicial system asked Atwoli and Mudavadi to speak to the president about judicial fund which was approved by parliament but is still not operational. He said the JUDICIARY is facing financial difficulties.
Justice MUCHELULE has been a member of the Judicial commission and is the senior most judge from Western province. Other judges who spoke included Justice Dorah Chepkwony, an alumni of Mukumu girls and married in KERICHO, Justice Majanja from Isukha, Justice Wendo and many others. This could be what prompted Senator Malala to demand that if we are encouraging rotational PRESIDENCY, the same should apply to office of CJ. NEXT CJ should be from Luhya land… he said.
As we approach the 2022 elections, Mudavadi made it clear, that Kenyans need a properly instituted and independent JUDICIARY that may be an important stakeholder as an arbitrator should complains rise after the electoral process.