Media, public locked out of Justice Tunoi retirement case

Friday February 12 2016

Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi. He has filed

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 

By PAUL OGEMBA
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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.