said the Commission was satisfied that there was “inappropriate
interaction and communication” between Justice Tunoi and an agent of a
litigant in a matter that was pending before the Supreme Court.
The six person committee was headed by Margaret Kobia, chairperson of the Public Service Commission.
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They were investigating allegations that in July 2014 Nairobi Governor Evans
Kidero paid US$2 million (KES 200 million) to Judge Tunoi to influence the
outcome of a petition in the Supreme Court against his election. The
allegations were made by Geoffrey Kiplagat, a journalist who claimed to
be the middleman.
Kidero and Tunoi have both denied the allegations.
of the committee told The Star they were thought the judge has a case
to answer and were going to recommend that the President sets up a
tribunal to probe the allegations against him.
A judge can only be removed after a tribunal appointed by the president has found evidence of wrongdoing.
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