Lawyers representing the two judges who were arrested by Directorate of criminal Investigation officers, have now faulted the police for what they term as illegal intrusion in judges chamber without authority.
The DCI officers arrested judge Muchelule at his chambers.
In an interview Lawyer Shadrack Wambui has termed the move illegal and misuse of power.
‘‘The judges chambers is a holy place protected by the law, I wonder how this officers defied this and invaded the chambers without knowledge of the judge, did searches without warrants I mean that’s impunity,’’ Wambui told the media.
He further slammed the executive accusing them of intimidating the judiciary officers.
Wambui says all moves to arrest the two judges are justified by statement the presidents made in 2017 when he said they shall revisit.
‘‘The independence of the judiciary is well articulated in article 160 and when we see judges being harassed left right centre then something is wrong and that normal mwananachi is under siege.’’ He added.
Kenya Judges and Magistrates Association secured orders baring police from arresting the two judges and their prosecution until the case filed by the association is heard and determined.
“This Honorable Court be and is hereby pleased to issue a conservatory order forthwith retraining the 1st and 2nd respondent, their agents, servants or assistants from arresting,harassing,arraigning until the hearing and determination of this humble application,” read the statement in part.