Chief Justice Cecil H.E Miller rules on the high profile Karanja Case


THE Chief justice, Mr Cecil will this morning deliver a ruling on whether to allow the withdrawal of an application by the widow of the late Stephen Mbaraka Karanja, Mrs Naomi Waitbera Karanja last Friday sought to drop her intentions to question the legality by Mr. justice Miller to have removed the then Mr justice Schofield from hearing the controversial case relating to the disappearance of her late husband. The widow through her advocate. Mr Obadiah, said that it was purposeless to proceed with the application in view of the fact that Mr Justice Schofield has since resigned in protest from the bench. The application had been overtaken by events and it was only desirable that it he withdrawn, she said, But in a dramatic and unexpected turn of events, the deputy public prosecutor, Mr Bernard Chunga, opposed the withdrawal bid citing the interests of the public as a pertinent need for the application to proceed.

Justice Miller and be heard on its OWD merits. Mr Chunga told the court during the mention of the case last week that it was the feeling of the Attorney-General that the matter be argued out in court, so as to dispel the loose talk generated so far fallowing the removal of the case from Mr Justice Schofield. Everybody in Kenya, the State Prosecutor added, was anxious to he informed nature, interesting circumstances in which the matter was taken away from the initial judge (justice Schofied) whom it was liased before for hearing.

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