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Tribunal investigating Judge Martin Muya’s gross misconduct in a case involving NIC Bank recommends his immediate sacking.

President Uhuru Kenyatta received the report of the Tribunal investigating the conduct of High Court Judge Martin Mati Muya today at State House, Nairobi. 

The Tribunal was initiated pursuant to a petition by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) addressed to the President dated May 8, 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) alleging gross misconduct on the part of the Justice Martin Mati Muya.

The common finding of the Tribunal was that the allegations against the Judge have been proven.

The Tribunal unanimously recommended the removal of Justice Martin Muya from the office of Judge of the High Court of Kenya.

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The Tribunal 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.

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

Judge Martin Mati Muya JSC President Uhuru Kenyatta

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