Supreme Court Judge Jackton Ojwang suspended as uhuru forms tribunal

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has formed a tribunal to probe the conduct of Justice Jackton Boma Ojwang, Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya.

With the formation of the tribunal, the Judge stands suspended from exercising the functions of his office according to Article 168 (5) of the Constitution.

The announcement was made through a special issue of the Kenya Gazette dated 29th March 2019.

The tribunal will be headed by Court of Appeal Judge Justice Alnashir Visram as Chairperson and will have six other members.

The six members of the tribunal are Justice (Rtd.) Festus Azangalala, Ambrose Weda, Andrew Bahati Mwamuye, Lucy Kambuni, Sylvia Wanjiku Muchiri and Amina Abdallah.

The tribunal will “investigate the conduct of Jackton Boma Ojwang, Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya on the basis of Articles 168 (1) (e), 73 (1) (a) and 75 (1) and (2) of the Constitution and Judicial Service Code of Conduct and Ethics (Legal Notice No. 50 of 2003) and other relevant laws and matters including but not limited to — The allegations contained in the petition by the Judicial Service Commission of Kenya filed by Nelson Oduor Onyango and eight (8) others presented to me regarding the conduct of Jackton Boma Ojwang, Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya.”

In the Gazette notice, the President mandated the tribunal to prepare and submit a report and its recommendation to him expeditiously.

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