Friday, July 20, 2012

Supreme Court judge Ibrahim 'unfit to serve'

Vetting board delivers verdict on judges
Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim has been found unsuitable to continue serving in the Judiciary July 20, 2012. FILE
Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim has been found unsuitable to continue serving in the Judiciary July 20, 2012. FILE
By NATION Reporter

Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim has been found unsuitable to continue serving in the Judiciary.

The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board Friday found Justice Ibrahim to have “inordinately delayed” delivering judgements.

However, Justice Jackton Ojwang’, who also sits in the Supreme Court, was cleared by the board.

Board chairman Shard Rao said Justice Ojwang’ was “dedicated to his job” and had managed to clear a backlog of 145 cases expeditiously.

Court of Appeal judge Roseyln Nambuye was declared unfit to sit on The Bench. Mr Rao said Justice Nambuye “delayed cases” and was culpable of “poor court management and inefficiency”.

Court of Appeal judges Hannah Okwengu and Kihara Kariuki were also cleared.

The board deferred its decision on the conduct of Appellate judges Kalpana Rawal, Martha Koome and David Maraga.

The three are hearing the elections date case.

In a landmark decision, the board sealed the fate of Court of Appeal judges Riaga Omollo, Emmanuel O’kubasu, Samuel Bosire and Joseph Nyamu.

The four had sought a review of the board’s decision to declare them unfit to serve in the Judiciary.

On Friday, Mr Rao said the four did not meet the criteria.

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