President Kenyatta Receives Tribunal Report Investigating Justice Martin Mati Muya

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Nairobi, 20th March 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi received the Report of the Tribunal Investigating the Conduct of High Court Judge Martin Mati Muya.

The Tribunal was initiated pursuant to a Petition by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) addressed to His Excellency the President dated 8th May 2019, in line with the provisions of Article 168(5) of the Constitution of Kenya and founded on the provisions of Article 168, as read together with Articles 10, 73(1)(a), (b), 75(1) and (2) of the Constitution of Kenya, alleging gross misconduct or misbehaviour on the part of the Hon. Mr. Justice Martin Mati Muya.

The unanimous finding of the Tribunal was that the allegations against the Judge have been proven. Accordingly, the Tribunal unanimously recommended the removal of the Hon. Mr. Justice Martin Mati Muya from the Office of Judge of the High Court of Kenya.

The Tribunal was chaired by Justice (Rtd.) Alnashir Visram, had the membership of: Lucy Kambuni (Vice- Chairperson), Justice (Rtd.) Festus Azangalala, Ambrose Weda, Andrew Bahati Mwamuye, Sylvia Wanjiku Muchiri and Amina Abdalla. Others were Paul Nyamodi (Lead Assisting Counsel) and Stella Munyi (Assisting Counsel) as well as Peter Kariuki and Josiah Musili as Joint Secretaries.

His Excellency the President extended his gratitude to the Tribunal for dispensing with the matter expeditiously, and called for expedited consideration of the pending Petitions with respect to Lady Justice Lucy Waithaka (Environment and Land Court) and Mr. Justice Njagi Marete (Employment and Labour Relations Court).

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