Duale calls for resignation of Supreme Court judges
05 February 2016, 08:08
Nairobi - The Judiciary is set for a big day as the verdict of the bribery probe against Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi is announced.
Tunoi's fate will be announced by a Special Committee set up to deal with the allegations of bribery where the judge has been accused of taking a KES 200 million bribe from Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
A man who claims to have facilitated the meeting, a Geoffrey Kiplagat's affidavit has been looked at by the Committee for the last 5 days.
They will decide if his claims hold water or whether they should throw them out.
The decision is a big one.
If the Committee chooses to have the claims probed, then it will leave Tunoi's office in question as will the rest of the Supreme Court.
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It will raise the question, are the others clean?
Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale says that in the case Tunoi is probed further, then the Supreme Court should be disbanded.
" If it goes further then they should all leave. We cannot have the highest court in the land with question marks of this kind. That is not something we can fathom," he said.
" The fact is that if such a huge bribery scandal lies close to the Judiciary, then it is a huge problem which we will need to act on quickly and decisively," he added.
Tunoi and Kidero have denied that they exchanged money or even met.
All eyes will be on Margaret Kobia and her Committee Friday morning.
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