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JSC cracks the whip,recommends removal of three judges

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BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,9TH MAY 2019-The Judicial Service Commission has  decided to have three judges removed .this is after it recommended their  removal on Thursday.

The affected judges   are justices DK Marete, Lucy Waithaka and Martin Muya.

Chief Justice David Maraga made the announcement during a press conference  in Nairobi.

JSC members present were Maraga, Emily Ominde, Patrick Gichohi, Felix Kosgey and Mercy Deche.

Those absent were judges Aggrey Muchelule, Mohammed Warsame and Olive Mugenda.

Muchelule’s term came to an end on April 4.

The complaints against three judges disclosed incompetence, bias, impropriety and professional misconduct, hence the decision to advise the President to form a tribunal for their removal.

A petition against justices Njoki Ndung’u and JB Ojwang was withdrawn.

The petition was in regards to allegations of misconduct arising from their pronouncements in the Nick Salat case.

Also, the CJ has filed a response in a complaint against him by Yussuf Dimbil.

 

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