JSC receive corruption allegation on 4 Supreme Court judges
Four of Kenya’s top judges may be forced to turn to the defensive end after Judicial Service Commission (JSC) received damaging corruption allegations against the judges.
The four Judges
The law firm of Nchogu, Omwanza & Nyasimi Advocates has been used by the losing petitioners in the Wajir gubernatorial election petition — former governor Ahmed Abdullahi and Ahmed Muhumed Abdi, who are asking JSC to investigate Supreme Court judges Jackton Ojwang’, Mohamed Ibrahim, Smokin Wanjala and Njoki Ndung’u.
Petition filing date and millions involved
The petition was filed on Friday, as reported by the Sunday Nation and it is believed the JSC will review the details and evidence provided before asking the President to for a tribunal in the event that it’s deemed a serious case.
Some of those judges have been accused of having engaged with agents of the governor to receive bribes of tens of millions to influence their decision.
The petitioner say they have concrete reasons to prove that Kes 390 million was transferred to people linked to some of the judges.
MP and Chief Administration Secretary (CAS) involved
An MP and CAS from Northern Kenya region have been mentioned as having been involved and collaborated with two law firms.
“Through the (MP and CAS, names withheld), communication/contact was established with (the two judges, names withheld) with a view to channel bribes for a positive and intended outcome in Mohamed Abdi’s favour,” the petition reads.
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The petition is so detailed with more information to pin down the four judges in question.
The country’s apex court, Supreme Court, is again being put back to the spot at a point when it is trying hard to win trust of the nation.
Source: Daily Nation