Who wants to finish Kidero?
26 January 2016, 12:59
Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has nothing to do with the claims that he bribed a Supreme Court judge KES 200 million.
The Governor has been mentioned as having bribed Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi the amount to help sway a case in which Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu had filed a petition seeking to have Kidero's election win in 2013 annulled.
A Geoffrey Kiplagat says that he was the one who made the path between the two clear to exchange the bribe and has come forward with a sworn affidavit stating so.
Tunoi has already been penned in for a probe on the matter by the Judiciary Service Commision JSC but Kidero says that the accusations are baseless.
" The accusations are simply baseless," The Governor told News24 Tuesday after a brief encounter at County Hall.
" My lawyers will handle the matter," he added.
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Kiplangat says in his affidavit that he met Kidero in person in a petrol station in Nairobi and that he communicated on a number of occasions with Tunoi.
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said Monday that he had convened a special sitting of the Judiciary Service Commission to probe corruption allegations facing Justice Philip Tunoi.
" This is a serious issue that needs close scrutiny," he said of the probe.
The judge will however not face any suspension in the meantime as the probe continues.
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