Monday August 5, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the tribunal investigating Supreme Court judge, Justice Jackton Boma Ojwang', after it presented a report of its findings to him.
In its report, the tribunal stated that the evidence presented against Justice Ojwang' didn't meet the threshold to warrant his removal from the bench and declared the Judge innocent of all the four allegations levelled against him.
“You have done very well in promoting human justice,” Uhuru appreciated while speaking to the tribunal at State House.
The investigation into the conduct of Justice Ojwang was initiated in response to a request by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) made on March 19th, 2019.
The move by the JSC was triggered by a petition made by Nelson Oduor and eight others in which varied allegations of misconduct, incompetence and breach of the judicial code of conduct were made against Ojwang’.
“After adducing and analysing all the allegations made against the Honorable Justice, the unanimous verdict is that the Judge of the Supreme Court Justice Jackton Ojwang is innocent of all the allegations made against him and that he should resume his duties immediately,” Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Alnashir Visram, declared.
In the course of their investigation, the Justice Visram tribunal sieved through evidence presented by 25 witnesses and considered the applicable legal principles before arriving at the conclusion that Justice Ojwang was innocent.
“Your Excellency, our unanimous recommendation, therefore is that Hon. Mr Justice (Professor) Jackton B. Ojwang, ought not to be removed from office and the current suspension should be lifted,” the tribunal noted in its report.
The Kenyan DAILY POST