MP rallies to the defense of the CJ

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By Eric Biegon

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Mwingi North MP John Munuve has hit out at majority leader of the national assembly Aden Duale for pushing for the ouster of Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga following allegations of corruption in the Judiciary.

The Mwingi North lawmaker charged that the ongoing bribery probe against Justice Phillip Tunoi does not signify that the whole judiciary including the office of the chief justice is culpable of the sleaze.

Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale has openly called for the resignation of Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga in light of the recent revelations.

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However, according to Mwingi north lawmaker John Munuve, Duale is overstepping his mandate.

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The Mwingi North lawmaker wants his colleagues to let the judiciary handle its issues the best way it knows even as he charged that the ongoing bribery probe against Justice Tunoi does affect all the members of judiciary.

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Munuve protested even as a section of Nairobi members of county assembly expressed concern in the manner in which Tunoi and Kidero bribery allegations are being prosecuted.

In the meantime, Justice Tunoi will have to wait until Friday this week to know his fate.

This is after a special committee probing allegations that he received a bribe of Ksh200 million to rule in favor of Governor Evans Kidero sought two days extension from the Wednesday deadline to conclude its report.

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The Committee Chairperson Prof Margaret Kobia said more time was needed to conclude the investigation.

“The committee was given today’s deadline of 3rd February, 2016 to submit the final report of its findings to the Commission. The Committee has however not been able to complete the report and has sought and obtained extension of time from the Judicial Service Commission to complete its work by Friday 5th February, 2016” she said.

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