Media, public locked out of Justice Tunoi retirement case

Friday February 12 2016

Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi. He has filed an appeal against a High Court ruling that judges retire at the age of 70. FILE PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Journalists and the public were on Friday locked out of a case in which embattled Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi is seeking to extend his stay in the Judiciary.

Justice Tunoi’s lawyers asked Court of Appeal judges for a private hearing.

The seven-judge bench is hearing an appeal by Justice Tunoi against a High Court decision that all judges must retire at 70.

The appeal comes at a time when he is waiting for President Kenyatta to appoint a tribunal to investigate allegations that he received a Sh200 million bribe.