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Parliament to discuss looming corruption in Judiciary

08 May 2014, 15:21 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - The Chairman of the House Committee on National Security, Ndung'u Gethenji together his counterpart for Defence, Asman Kamama have called on Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to account for the immense misappropriation of funds in the Judiciary.

The two Chairmen cited the misappropriation from the Auditor General's report which revealed that the institution's management has squandered the funds allocated for other purposes hence need for Mutunga to explain to the public.

"Since the Judiciary demanded total independence in its operations without being investigated by Parliament, we want the Chief Justice to account for misappropriation of funds in his institution," said Gethenji.

"The Auditor General's report revealing that KES 9.8 million was spent as sitting allowances to illegible non-commissioners and KES 1.6 million in nine meetings whose attendance did not meet the quorum raises concerns on the use of public funds in Judiciary," he added.

Gethenji, who is also MP for Tetu constituency, reiterated that the constitution's Article on Judicial Service Commission officials' allowances clearly states that a quorum consists of six officials who qualify for the allowance.

"A meeting can't be conducted in the absence of six members. When an officer who attends a meeting alone is guaranteed sitting allowance, it is an offense," stated Gethenji.

Hon. Mithika Linturi, Igembe South MP also present at a press conference at Parliament Buildings, urged Mutunga to come out and vividly explain to citizens on the looming corruption in Judiciary for public to regain their confidence in the institution.

"The Judiciary's reputation is in jeopardy and Mutunga has to work overtime to redeem it. We don't ask him to step aside but if he feels he has to do so for investigation then it will be good. What we are more interested in is to see transparency in the institution on proper use of funds," said Linturi.

He also expressed worry on how the allocated KES 16 billion will be properly spend now that the institution is faced with many scandals.

The MPs said they will call on the Parliament to reconvene urgently to discuss the matter for proper action to be taken.

The Auditor General’s report revealed that the Judiciary did not account for KES 34 million spent on foreign travels hence demanding the recovery of over KES 1 million from respective officers, a total of KES 32 million for tendering to be recovered from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Enterprise Limited, payment of KES 262 million without proper authorization and documentation, and an annual payment of over KES 70 million rent at Elgon Place yet the building is not occupied among other illegalities.

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