PAC wants JSC, CJ to quit office

By Kevin Wachira

The National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee wants the current Judicial Service Commission and chief justice Willy Mutunga removed from office over corruption.

A report tabled by the committee details weak leadership in the judiciary as well as financial mismanagement.

The legislators also want the former Chief registrar Gladys Boss shollei prosecuted for perpetuating corruption while in office.

The National Assembly has sustained focus on corruption dealings being propagated at the judiciary with the committee tabling a report that could send the entire leadership of judiciary home.

The report details lack of accountability at the judiciary where the former chief registrar Shollei approved payments amounting to millions for questionable contracts.

The MPs also fault Mutunga for failing to offer leadership at the judicial service commission. As a result irregular salaries and allowances were earned by commissioners and other judicial staff.

According to the report some of the irregular payment that the former chief registrar is culpable of include spending 60 million shillings during presidential inauguration despite parliament having legislated on facilitation of the transition process.

Next week, the National Assembly will deal with report of the agriculture committee on sugar sector in Kenya. The report recommends that legal action be taken on all the managing directors and officials serving in the board of Mumias Sugar Company between 2011 and 2014.

If the house adopts the report on Tuesday next week Nairobi governor Evans Kidero may risk paying 577 million shillings and barred from holding public office.







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