Kisumu West MP asks all Supreme Court judges to resign

“The judges must all resign, the outcome of the yet to be formed tribunal notwithstanding," Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch says.

Saturday February 6 2016

Justice Philip Tunoi at the Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi on February 1, 2016. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Justice Philip Tunoi at the Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi on February 1, 2016. An MP has called for the resignation of all Supreme Court judges following the recommendation for a tribunal to probe Justice Tunoi over claims he received a Sh200 million bribe. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By SILAS APOLLO
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An MP has called for the resignation of all Supreme Court judges following the recommendation for a tribunal to probe Justice Phillip Tunoi over claims he received a Sh200 million bribe.

Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch on Friday evening said the recommendations by the Judicial Service Special Committee had confirmed confidence crises within the Judiciary.

“The judges must all resign, the outcome of the yet to be formed tribunal notwithstanding.

The decision of the JSC committee on Tunoi is a serious indictment on the entire bench of the Supreme Court, not just Tunoi alone. It’s a blow that has fatally wounded the court,” he told Nation.co.ke

The Judicial Service Commission on Friday afternoon recommended that President Uhuru Kenyatta forms a tribunal to investigate Justice Tunoi.

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said JSC received and adopted a report by the special committee appointed to investigate bribery allegations against Justice Tunoi.

He said the commission was satisfied that there was “inappropriate interaction and communication” between Justice Tunoi and an agent of a litigant in a matter that was pending before the Supreme Court.

“This in the opinion of the Commission amounts to gross misconduct and misbehaviour, sufficient to warrant the establishment of a tribunal to further investigate the matter,” said the CJ.

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