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Sonko dangers jail in JSC summon to make clear Chitembwe graft claims

Sonko dangers jail in JSC summon to make clear Chitembwe graft claims

Sonko risks jail in JSC summon to shed light on Chitembwe graft claims

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Sonko dangers jail in JSC summon to make clear Chitembwe graft claims


Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG

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  • The judges’ employer gave Mr Sonko seven days to look earlier than the JSC and file an announcement over the matter.
  • The JSC Act states that it’s an offence for one to disobey an order made by the fee or summons of a committee to provide such proof.
  • Two petitions have since been filed looking for the elimination of Justice Chitembwe as a choose for gross misconduct over allegations of bribery.

Ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko dangers a jail time period of three years or a wonderful not exceeding a million shillings if he fails to look earlier than Judicial Service Fee (JSC) to make clear a collection of video clips he has launched implicating Justice Stated Chitembwe on corruption.

The judges’ employer gave Mr Sonko seven days to look earlier than the JSC and file an announcement over the matter.

The JSC Act states that it’s an offence for one to disobey an order made by the fee or summons of a committee to provide such proof. It is usually an offence to provide deceptive info to the JSC, which attracts related penalties.

“The eye of the JSC has been drawn to a number of video clips, social media posts, cellphone recordings launched by you by which Hon Justice Stated Juma Chitembwe’s conduct as a choose has been delivered to query,” the letter to Mr Sonko reads.

JSC secretary Anne Amadi stated the fee resolved to nominate a panel to listen to the matter and “that JSC would require your private attendance to testify as a witness within the aforesaid matter which can proceed for the oral listening to on Tuesday 14th December 2021”.

Two petitions have since been filed looking for the elimination of Justice Chitembwe as a choose for gross misconduct over allegations of bribery.

Francis Wambua lodged a petition earlier than the JSC on Wednesday claiming the choose has concerned himself in varied acts of gross judicial misconduct, together with discussing the deserves of a matter pending in courtroom, with third events.

He says the choose lacks the integrity to proceed holding workplace as a result of he has breached the constitutional provisions on integrity and the judges’ code of conduct.

The JSC has already written to Justice Chitembwe, giving him 14 days to reply to the allegations. A panel will meet and talk about the allegations and later report back to the Fee

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Article 168(b) of the Structure makes provision for the elimination of a choose on account of a breach of the code of conduct.

The elimination of a choose could also be initiated by JSC, performing by itself movement, or on the petition of any individual to the Fee.

Choose Chitembwe and his Excessive Court docket colleague Aggrey Muchelule have been taken to custody in July however they have been later launched with out prices.

Justice Chitembwe later admitted that he had about Sh770,000 in US forex with him when cops raided his workplace and he supposed to wire the cash to his son’s college charges on the Edith Cowan College Perth Australia.

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