Persons Living with disabilities led by Mike Makarina have now filed a petition with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking the removal of Judge Anthony Mrima.
In the Petition, Makarina accused Judge Mrima of gross misconduct and being incompetent. He accused Justice Mrima of failing to check into the evidence presented to him on the case involving Jimmy Wanjigi and the DCI Boss George Kinoti where the DCI boss was sentenced to a four-month jail term.
The interest group now wants JSC to investigate judge Mrima to know the benefits he could be receiving from the judgement that they termed as misdirected.
“The Judicial Service Commission be pleased to order the immediate suspension of the Honourable justice Anthony Mrima for his open show of bias, incompetence, corruption, misbehaviour and misconduct in the exercise of his judicial functions in Petition no.520 of 2017 between Jimi Wanjigi and Inspector General of Police and 3 others,” read the court papers.
Through his Lawyer Danstan Omari, Makarina said that Judge Mrima ignored the role Kinoti plays in ensuring there is security in the country as ignoring the policy guidelines in issuing Kinorti's sentencing.
“It is appalling and a clear abuse of the judicial discretion to have witnessed the accused judge run over the Director of the Criminal Investigations and to have convicted him to jail for four months without any other option for the decision of the court while being ignorant of the evidence,” Makarina said.
Makarina argued that if Wanjigi was given back the guns, life of the common people, especially those with disabilities.