Supreme Court judge Tunoi suspended, tribunal formed
23 February 2016, 22:21
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended Supreme Court Judge
Philip Tunoi and formed a seven-member tribunal to investigate a KES 200
million bribery claim against him.
The Daily Nation reported that State House
spokesman Manoah Esipisu posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday that the
President had appointed Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board chairman
Sharad Rao to head the tribunal.
appointed to the tribunal are Judge Roselyn Korir, retired judge
Jonathan Havelock, Ms Judith Guserwa, Mr James Kaberere Gachoka, Mr
Abdirashid Abdullahi Hussein and Mr George Munji Wakukha.
Mr Esipisu said the tribunal would investigate the conduct of Justice Tunoi.
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President Kenyatta is in Israel on a three-day State visit.
According to The Star, He
had earlier rejected recommendations by the Judicial Service Commission
(JSC) to appoint a tribunal, arguing that suspending Justice Tunoi
would create a constitutional crisis.
In a February 19
letter to the Chief Justice and chairman of the JSC, Dr Willy Mutunga,
the President advised that they await the outcome of an appeal filed by
the judge in the High Court challenging a decision to retire him at age
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