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Team to probe three suspended judges sworn in

The  Chief  Justice (CJ), David  Maraga has urged newly sworn members who would investigate the conduct of three suspended judges to  do  so  without  prejudice.

The  11 member tribunal is chaired by Justice Alnashir  Visram. It  will  investigate the conduct of  Justices, Lucy  Njoki  Waithaka (Environment Land Court), Njagi Marete (Employment Labour Relations Court) and Martin  Mati  Muya (High Court).

Speaking  on  Wednesday during the swearing in of the tribunal appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to investigate the misconduct of three  judges, Justice  Maraga commended the tribunal members for their appointment and urged them to carry out the investigations fairly.

“Do  your duty without fear or favour bearing in mind that you’re serving the people of Kenya. It is your duty to say if the accused judges are guilty or not,” he said.

The  CJ  further  noted that the tribunals were key in investigating the conduct of the accused judges as mandated by the Constitution.

“Article 168 of our Constitution states that if there are issues with a judge’s conduct that are raised and thought to be against the spirit of the  Constitution, a tribunal is appointed to investigate and make findings,” Maraga noted.

Justice  Visram  assured Kenyans that the tribunal would do its best to investigate the judges.

“We  assure all Kenyans that we shall perform our duties faithfully in accordance with the oath we have taken today and we hope we will conclude  these investigations as expeditiously as possible,” Visram said.

The  Members of  the  tribunal, include Justice retired Festus Azangalala, Mr.  Ambrose  Weda, Mr. Andrew  Bahati Mwamuye, Ms. Lucy Kambuni, Ms. Sylvia  Wanjiku  Muchiri and Ms. Amina  Abdalla.

Others  who took oath were Lead Counsel, Paul Nyamodi and assisting Counsel, Stella Munyi. Messrs. Peter Kariuki and Josiah Musili will be the joint secretaries.

By  Shirim  Mercy/ Ian  Munjuga

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