November 23rd 2017

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Audacious attack on deputy chief justice Mwilu leaves Supreme Court judges 'terrified'

Justice Mwilu’s driver shot off Ngong Road, near the old nairobi Women's Hospital. The DCJ was not in the car at the moment of the attack, and the attackers, who believed the driver to be dead by the time they left, took away with his official firearm, according to police reports.

By Free Press Reporternewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 24 Oct 2017 19:18 EAT

DCJ Mwilu taking the oath of office.

The official driver and bodyguard of Kenya's deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu was shot and seriously wounded by gangsters riding on a motorbike in a Nairobi suburb this afternoon, just hours before the Supreme Court is to rule on whether the controversial repeat presidential election scheduled for Thursday should continue.

The DCJ was not in the car at the moment of the attack, off Ngong Road, near the old Nairobi Women's Hospital, and the attackers, who might have believed the driver to be dead as they hurriedly left the scene, took away with his official firearm, according to police reports.

The police boss for Dagoretti, Rashid Mohammed, told reporters that the car was attacked at around 5pm by two armed men who escaped on a motorbike. The driver survived and was taken to Nairobi Women’s hospital where he is admitted.

Chief Justice David Maraga was reported to have asked Supreme Court judges to stay indoors ahead of tomorrow's hearing on a case by three civil society activists seeking to stop Thursday's election.

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