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Senior judges threaten to sue CJ over retirement age

24 May 2014, 08:03

Nairobi - Two senior judges have threatened to sue the Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga over retirement age, citing double standards by the JSC.

This is after JSC served judges Philip Tunoi (Supreme Court), John Mwera (Appeal Court) and David Onyancha (High Court) with retirement notices asking them to vacate office on their 70th birthday.

The Standard however reports that some judges have been asked to retire at 74, which is being considered as double standards by the JSC. 

70 is the retirement age of judges under the new constitution, but the old constitution allowed judges to serve until their 74th birthday.

The 38 judges who are facing early retirement want the JSC to allow them to continue serving until they reach 74 as agreed in 2011.

- For more details visit The Standard

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