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Is Supreme Court bribery saga linked to 2017 elections?

01 February 2016, 10:16

Nairobi - Embattled Supreme Court judge, Justice Philip Tunoi has claimed that his ‘fixers’ are keen to control CJ Mutunga’s succession over the upcoming Presidential election.

According to Citizen TV, the Chief Justice is set to retire in June 2016, a year before his term draws to a close.

Next year’s poll is scheduled for August 2017, with Justice Tunoi now blaming Mutunga for botching his succession during an interview with Standard.

Tunoi, who has been accused of pocketing KES 200 million to rule in favour of Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero in an election petition filed by his challenger in the 2013 Nairobi Gubernatorial race, Ferdinand Waititu, says that powerful forces within the judiciary are lobbying for his ouster.

He has specifically blamed lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi for his woes, citing his publications where Nasir condemned Tunoi for clinging onto power despite attaining retirement age.

Read Also: MP calls for fresh vetting of judges and magistrates

The case has however taken another twist after reports emerged that three other Supreme Court could have been involved in the saga.

Nasir, who has been following the case closely, claims that the bribery involved KES 300 million and not KES 200 million as alleged by a former Kass FM journalist Geoffrey Kiplagat, who is alleged to have facilitated the payment.

Both Tunoi and Kidero have distanced themselves from the scam, with the Chief Justice forming a 6-member team to probe into the matter.

Justice Tunoi is expected to appear before the probe team today.

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