A shocking video has surfaced online showing a female judiciary officer raiding a law firm office in Nairobi and attempting to take away furniture and equipment that she claimed belonged to her.
The officer, identified as Hon. J.W Munene, is an adjudicator of the Milimani Small Claims Court.
She was confronted by her former colleagues who tried to stop her from vandalising the office.
The incident occurred on Monday, September 11, 2023, and has sparked outrage and criticism from the public and the legal fraternity.
According to Hon. Munene, she used to operate Wangeci Munene and Co Advocates since 2006 when she set up the law firm with other partners.
She claimed that she had not been paid for her share of the property and assets of the firm and that she had come to reclaim them.
Hon. J.W Munene said that she had no fear of facing any disciplinary action from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for her conduct.
“My name is Honourable J.W Munene. I used to operate Wangeci Munene and Co Advocates since 2006 when they set up the law firm, and these are my property. The things, the chairs, and I have come for them because I was not paid for the same. So which offense am I making? Take it to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), I am ready for any disciplinary action,” she boldly states in the clip.
However, her former colleagues from the firm promptly refuted her claims, accusing her of trespassing and damaging their property.
They explained that Hon. Munene had departed from the firm in 2018 following a disagreement with the other partners, asserting that she held no legal rights to the office’s assets.
They further disclosed that they had reported the matter to both the police and the JSC, emphasizing their expectation for Hon. Munene to be held accountable for her actions.
The video, which was shared on Twitter by a user named Caxstone Kigata, showed Hon. Munene unplugging machines from their desks and trying to cart them away while speaking in tongues and invoking the name of Jesus.
The incident portrayed in the video represents a grave breach of ethics and professionalism by a judicial officer entrusted with upholding the rule of law and delivering justice to ordinary citizens.
An Adjudicator at the Milimani Small Claims Court, Hon. J.W Munene is expected to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
Her actions, however, appear to show a blatant disregard for these principles, as she takes matters into her own hands in an attempt to reclaim what she believes is rightfully hers.
One of the most surprising aspects of this situation is Hon. J.W Munene’s confidence that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will not take any disciplinary action against her.
Her audacious suggestion that her former colleagues should file a complaint with the JSC raises further questions about the effectiveness of the disciplinary process within the judiciary.
As of now, no official statements have been issued by the JSC or the police regarding Hon. Munene’s case but many Kenyans are eagerly waiting to see how it will be resolved.