Monday, September 24, 2012

Bid to stop new vetting for judges

By NATION REPORTER

A human rights lobby wants to stop a second round of vetting for two judges.

The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy has gone to court to stop the vetting of Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim and Court of Appeal Judge Roselyn Nambuye.

At the same time, the Law Society of Kenya and the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board have asked a judge to disqualify himself from the case. (READ: Team defends power to vet judges)

They want Justice Mohammed Warsame to stop dealing with the case since he will be appearing before the board to be vetted soon.

Jointly with Mr Richard Omanyala and Bishop Francis Oziova, the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy wants the court to stop the three judges’ vetting until a case they have filed challenging the findings of the board on two of the judges is determined.

The court will on Tuesday decide whether interim orders should be issued to stop the vetting of judges Ibrahim and Nambuye.

The judges will also give direction on how Lady Justice Jeanne Gacheche’s case should proceed.

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