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Why court nullified Matemu’s appointment

21 September 2012, 15:51

The Government came under stinging criticism from the High Court over its appointment of Mumo Matemu as director of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

A three-judge bench nullified Matemu’s appointment and said President Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Parliament ignored concerns raised about Matemu’s suitability for the office. The bench appointed by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said said the Executive and MPs failed to investigate Matemu’s integrity and competence and opted for political expediency to push his name through.

Justices Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, and Mumbi Ngugi stated there was no doubt allegations raised against Matemu were serious and would prejudice any reasonable person’s thinking regarding his integrity or suitability to head the commission.

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