The Star (Nairobi)

15 January 2013

Kenya: Vetting Board Clears Three Judges for Office

Photo: Quotidien Mutations
Symbol of justice.

The Judges and Magistrates Vetting board has cleared two supreme court judges to continue serving in the judiciary but has found two other high court judges unfit for office.

The Sharad Rao led committee has cleared Supreme court judges Ibrahim Mohammed and Roselyn Nambuye. The same committee had last year found the two unfit to hold office.

The two however appealed the decision and were granted a second vetting. With their clearing today, the two can continue to serve as supreme court judges. The board also cleared High court judge Mary Kasango to continue holding office.

The board however found two other High court judges unfit to hold office. It has recommended the dismissal of judges Abida Ali Aroni, and Muga Apondi.

The board in December last year cleared 23 high court judges and recommended the removal of five others as it carries out judicial reforms to restore integrity and accountability in the judiciary.

The board has however advised Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to come up with clear benchmarks and systems to avoid delays in rulings in future.

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