Court to issue new directions in Amadi’s Sh130m gold case

Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi

The High Court will today issue new directions in a 130 million shillings gold case against Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi.

That is after Justice David Majanja on Tuesday disqualified himself from the case.

Justice Majanja recused himself from the case, saying he could not continue hearing it since he sits in the Judicial Service Commission where Amadi is the secretary to the commission.

“Of course, there may be issues about my partiality or impartiality or impression created. I am very much aware of the public perception of my position. I, therefore, disqualify myself from the matter,” he said.

Following the recusal of the judge, Amadi and her son Brian Ochieng urged the court to vacate the orders freezing their personal accounts, pending the hearing and determination of the case before Judge Alfred Mabeya.

Judge Mabeya however declined to set aside orders freezing the bank accounts.

“Having indicated that I will disqualify myself, I take the view that it would not be proper for me to determine that application to discharge the orders,” Majanja said.

Amadi and her son were placed at the center of the gold scandal case, after a Dubai-based Company – Bruton Gold Trading LLC, claimed they defrauded it of more than 100 million shillings in 2021.

Bruton is a gold trading company based in Dubai. It was interested in buying gold from Kenya.

On Thursday last week, it told the court how fake documentation was procured in an attempt to mislead them that they were committing to a genuine transaction.

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