It is the end of the road for High Court judge Justice Said Juma Chitembwe after the tribunal formed to investigate him recommended his sacking.
The tribunal, chaired by Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi of the Court of Appeal and which handed the report to President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi, yesterday found the judge grossly misconducted himself by presiding over a Bench which heard the impeachment proceedings against former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko while he was closely associated with him.
Ngugi’s tribunal ruled that Chitembwe’s conduct undermined the constitutional principles of fair hearing, equality before the law, the right to equal protection and benefit of the law without bias or prejudice.
JSC on May 4, last year sent a petition to the then President Uhuru Kenyatta recommending the formation of a tribunal to investigate the conduct of the judge over leaked video footage by Sonko, showing the judge discussing how to compromise a case.
In its report, the tribunal noted that the Judge ought to have disclosed his relationship with Sonko to the Chief Justice, fellow judges on the Bench and parties in the Consolidated Petitions, and to recuse himself from sitting on the Consolidated Petitions.
Do you think the tribunal’s report will have a ripple effect on cases Chitembwe had earlier given judgement to?
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines in opera News today;
Junet, Joho reappear the day Raila’s party is under siege from Ruto
They were vocal during the campaigns and had Azimio La Umoja One Kenya boss Raila Odinga clinched the presidency in August General Election, they would have become members of Raila’s Kitchen Cabinet.
But now that the former Prime Minister needs them the most, Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, former Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and his Kitui counterpart Charity Ngilu have been missing in action and have kept off his rallies.
The three have not attended any of the Azimio protest meetings.
Mbadi Reveals He Has Never Seen The Whistle-blower Dossier Report He Don’t Know Where Raila Got It
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party chairman John Mbadi, has revealed that he has never seen the IEBC whistle-blower report which shows that Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition party leader Raila Odinga, is the one who won the last year’s general elections but he was rigged out by President William Ruto.
Speaking to Taifa Leo Newspaper today, Mbadi revealed that he has never seen the report of an IEBC insider whistle-blower which shows that Raila won the election. He has never sat down with Raila to explain to him how he got that report, therefore he cannot speak about it when he does not know it.
He argued that he has never known where the report came from and whether it is true or false, it is only his party leader Raila Odinga who knows about it. He cannot talk about it when he has never been briefed about it. “I don’t know where Raila got that report (the whistle-blower report). I have never sat down with him to explain to me more about it. I can’t talk about something that I don’t know.” He said.
Lang’ata MP Jalang’o Spills The Beans on Who Called Him to Attend The State House Meeting
The Kenya Kwanza government under the leadership of president William Ruto and his Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua is desperately trying to convince Kenyans that they are working.
Yesterday Lang’ata Member of Parliament Phelix Odiwour popularly known as Jalang’o says President William Ruto personally invited him to the State House for a meeting held on Tuesday that was also attended by a section of legislators from the Luo Nyanza region. He said that President William Ruto himself 9s behind the meeting and there was nothing offered as reports earlier suggested.
According to Jalang’o, “The President personally called me to attend the meeting at State House and I accepted the invitation. The agenda of the meeting was heavily on development. We discussed projects that the President promised to implement when he visited Luo Nyanza last month.” he said.