The tribunal set up to probe Supreme Court Judge Jackton Ojwang has been sworn in at the Supreme Court in a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice David Maraga. The seven-member team was formed to look into allegations of misconduct by Judge Ojwang, impropriety, conflict of interest and breach of the judicial code of conduct grounds, after a petition was filed by Nelson Oduor Onyango and eight others seeking his removal.
The tribunal which was formed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who also suspended Justice Ojwang, is led by Justice Alnasir Visram, and other members include Justice (Rtd) Festus Azangalala, Andrew Bahati Mwamuye, Lucy Kambuni, Ambrose Weda, Sylvia Wanjiku Muchiri, and Amina Abdalla. Paul Nyamodi was appointed as the lead assisting counsel and Stella Munyi as the assisting counsel.
During the swearing in, CJ Maraga acknowledged that part of the procedure for the removal of a judge is teh establisment of a tribunal to faciliate a fair hearing and process, “You’v sworn to uphold teh Constitution, may God guide you as you discharge your responsibility,” he said. Atorey General Paul Kihara said every Kenyan expectc them to be faithful to the oath they’ve taken.