The High Court has this afternoon issued an order halting the probe into the conduct of suspended Chief Registrar Gladys Shollei. The Judicial Service Commission sent Shollei on compulsory leave on August 18 for 15 days to pave way for investigations into allegations of corruption made against her.
Shollei filed the suit at the High court this afternoon against the JSC, and commissioners Abdinasir Abdullahi, Justice Mohammed Warsame, as well as Chief Magistrate Emily Ominde all of who she faulted for her suspension.
Shollei filed the suit on the grounds that her suspension was nonprocedural, unconstitutional, and in contravention of natural justice. During an inquiry before the Parliamentary Legal Affairs committee, Shollei said that the suspension had tarnished her reputation and accused the three of influencing the decision to send her on compulsory leave pending an investigation into claims of abuse of office.
Justice David Majanja who heard the suit directed Shollei to serve the three as well as the JSC with the papers for the proceedings and return for the inter-parties hearing on Tuesday next week.
The decision to suspend Shollei was reached at during a JSC retreat over the weekend despite her conduct not being on the agenda for the meeting that took place at the Coast.
Shollei is accused of among others misappropriation of funds for the purchase of a building for the judiciary in Mombasa, purchasing vehicles for judicial officers, as well as nonprocedural appointments to officers.