Kenya: Tribunal to Rule On Tunoi Retirement Notice

The tribunal investigating former Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi has been adjourned to Monday when it is expected to rule whether the judge was properly retired.

This decision will determine whether the tribunal will continue with its investigations into the conduct of Justice Tunoi.

“We have decided that we would work over the weekend and give you a ruling first thing Monday (morning),” said Chairman Sharad Rao.

He added that after the 11 am ruling, the team will decide whether Justice Tunoi’s lawyer, Mr Fred Ngatia, will give submissions over evidence presented to them.

The decision was made Thursday morning after Mr Ngatia and the counsel assisting the tribunal Mr Paul Nyamodi made their submissions.

Mr Nyamodi argued that the tribunal should end its work since the judge had been retired by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) through a notice dated June 15

Mr Ngatia however said the tribunal should continue sitting as the judge had not been properly retired.

He argued that the retirement notice should have been issued by the Judiciary and not JSC as per a ruling delivered by the High Court in 2014.

Source: The Nation