KMJA writes to DPP over MP Salasya’s threat to kill magistrate


The Kenya Magistrate and Judges Association (KMJA) have written to the Director of Public Prosecution over threat to life of Kakamega small claims magistrate Gladys Kiama by Mumias East MP Peter Salasya.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, KMJA calls upon the office of the DPP to direct the Inspector General of police to arrest mp Salasya.

“Our client he by calls upon you office to enforce article 157(4) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 by directing the Inspector General of police to arrest the said honourable member of Parliament under the IG’s mandate stated at article 245(4)(a)and (b) of the Constitution,” said Omari. 

Salasya reportedly threatened to kill the magistrate who on Monday 27th November ordered him to pay a business man Sh 500,000 that he owed.

Magistrate Kiama ordered Salasya to pay Robert Lutta Sh 500,000 debt with interest and cost of the case after the businessman filed a case challenging the legislator to pay the money he lent him on 13th December 2022,with the agreement that he would repay after two months. 

The first-time  parliamentarian is said to have confronted the said Magistrate outside the courtroom and threatened to kill her. A report was filed at the Kakamega police station.

It is alleged that the MP has gone ahead to boast publicly that no one can arrest him and that nothing can be done to him.

“Our client, where the Hon. the magistrate is a member, is taking the threats to the judicial officer very seriously. It is not the first time a judicial officer is threatened after carrying out their constitutional mandate.

According to Omari, his client believes that failure to arrest the MP and have him immediately arraigned in court over the threat shall amount to discrimination as members of the public who have committed similar offences have been arrested and arraigned in court.