JSC COMMITTEE finds Justice Tunoi culpable of bribery allegations, recommends that Pres. Kenyatta forms a tribunal
Tunoi allegedly received Sh200 million to deliver a favourable judgement in the election petition by Ferdinand Waititu, now Kabete MP, against the Nairobi Governor in August 2014.
JSC recommends formation of a tribunal to investigate bribery allegations against Justice Philip Tunoi.
— Dr Willy M Mutunga (@WMutunga) February 5, 2016
Lawyer Katwa Kigen denied ever communicating with the journalist saying “I have his phone number and he has mine but we have never talked”.
On Monday, new evidence emerged that judge Tunoi recently acquired 180 acres of land , said to be in Uasin Gishu county, and two tractors.
It also emerged that Kiplagat, was promised Sh30 million but was never paid his share. Once the money was paid, virtually all the people involved became hostile to him.
The committee, chaired by Margaret Kobia, took evidence from Justice Tunoi and his accuser journalist Kiplagat.
Meanwhile businessman Jacob Juma has stood his ground and refused to apologise to Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u for claiming she received money alongside Justice Philip Tunoi.
In five tweets posted on January 30, Juma said Ndung’u and Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal “had been paid separately outside the $2 million bribe.”
He said the two judges were paid without the involvement of Tunoi and “dealt directly with the bribe giver”.
Juma said on Friday: “Pablo Escobar processed and sold drugs but never used them because you do not get high on your supply. Let Njoki Ndungu take notice.”
“I hereby demand that Njoki Ndung’u apologise to me or sue me. She has no face, name ‘or otherwise’ worth being character assassinated [sic].”
The businessman said Ndung’u is one of the only two women in the Supreme Court and that she “should sue the deponent since the affidavit is public”.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi had asked Juma to apologise to t