By David Ochami
The Law Society of Kenya ( LSK) has questioned the competence and impartiality of the Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Board for allowing a fresh vetting of Justice Mohamed Ibrahim whom it had found incompetent on July 20.
He said weighty issues of law have been raised by the manner in which the board handled Justice Ibrahim’s case and the fact that he was allowed to preside over courts after his credibility had been brought into doubt.
“He had no authority to make judgements,” said the LSK chairman. He said the Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Act says one is deemed to have left the Judiciary after being declared to be incompetent.
He said a wrong impression has been made that the judge has cleared his backlog.