Businessman Brian Yongo has written to Chief Justice David Maraga complaining of High Court deputy registrar Elizabeth Tanui’s conduct.
In the letter, Yongo wants Maraga to investigate Tanui over claims she was compromised by Ann Jirongo, a senior State counsel, and the wife of former presidential aspirant Cyrus Jirongo, who reportedly owes Yongo Sh20 million.
Yongo raised concerns that the deputy registrar is always absent whenever the debt case comes up for mention or hearing.
“I seek your intervention in this matter and urge that you urgently investigate the matters raised herein as they are grave and if the said deputy registrar is pressurised over this matter she should recuse herself,” read the letter in part.
Yongo, in the letter, also claimed he had received death threats relating to the matter. He claimed a high-profile politician from Western told him that the matter had been compromised.
The letter was copied to Milimani Commercial Presiding judge, Judicial Service Commission and Wagara, Koyyoko & Co Advocates.
The civil dispute case was scheduled for Friday to highlight submissions but could not proceed because the deputy registrar was reportedly absent.
The case was rescheduled for Friday this week.
Yongo had sued Jirongo on February 17, 2017 for failing to pay a Sh20 million debt. He said he had loaned Jirongo Sh25 million between 2014 and 2015, but had only received Sh5 million back.
In September, Tanui issued a warrant of arrest against Jirongo, who was presented in court where she granted him Sh10 million bond and the matter was thereafter fixed for hearing on October 22 and later on October 29.
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