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Cord to sue Duale for ‘contempt of court’ over Justice Odunga remarks

By MAUREEN KAKAH January 16th, 2017 1 min read

Cord intends to institute contempt of court proceedings against Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale for his remarks against High Court judge George Odunga.

Cord told the court on Monday morning that they will be filing an application to challenge his remarks against the judge on December 24 following a verdict in which Justice Odunga had ruled that the court would not hesitate to quash proceedings in the Parliament over the  disputed election laws if its found to have acted in an unprocedural manner.

According to Cord, the remarks by Mr Duale were made at a time when the matter was before court as well as Parliament.

Cord, through lawyer Apollo Mboya, has written to the DPP seeking prosecution of Mr Duale claiming that his remarks are culpable of scandalizing judicial authority, prejudicing court proceedings and interfering with adminstration of justice.