JSC moves to court against Aaron Ringera tribunal

The Judicial Service Commission on Monday filed a suit in court seeking to stop the swearing-in of members of a tribunal who were appointed by President Kenyatta in a special Gazette notice last Friday to investigate six commissioners.

President Kenyatta had in the notice named Retired Justice Aaron Ringera as chairperson of the tribunal with Jennifer Shamallah, Ambrose Weda and Mutua Kilaka as members. The tribunal was set to investigate the conduct of Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Rev. Samuel Kobia, Prof, Christine Mango, Justice Mohamed Warsame, Emily Ominde and Florence Mwangangi who were in the same notice suspended from “exercising the functions of their office with immediate effect”.

However, the JSC moved to court challenging the suspension of the commissioners with the aim of preventing the notice from taking effect.

The Gazette notice stated the mandate of the tribunal was to investigate the alleged conduct of the suspended members and make recommendations.

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga flanked by members of the Judicial Service Commission at a past press briefing. PHOTO | FILE

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