Judge Njagi Marete cleared by tribunal

Employment and Labour Court Judge Njagi Marete has been reinstated after Tribunal appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to investigate his conduct cleared him of any wrongdoing.

A report given by the tribunal Led by led by Retired Court of Appeal Judge Justice Alnashir Visram found no merit on all accusations labeled against the judge.

The complaint against Justice Marete was filed by Kenya Tea Growers Association in a matter involving the Kenya Plantations and Agricultural Workers Union and other parties.

This is after receiving oral submission from 18 witnesses, the tribunal investigating the contact of suspended Justice Njagi Marete of the Employment and Labour relations court has returned a no guilty verdict.  

The tribunal said after thoroughly sieving through all evidence tendered by the witnesses and applying the law of the land of fairness and principle of equity found that the sole allegation of gross misconduct or misbehavior contained in a petition by the Judicial Service Commission presented to the President on May 2019  was not proven and could not stand. 

The tribunal recommended that the judge not to be removed from office. 

In June last year Justice Marete through lawyer his Gitobu Imanyara moved to the court seeking to stop the setting up of a tribunal, pending the determination of his petition challenging his allegation. 

The complaint against the Employment and Labour court judge was filed by Kenya Tea Growers Association claiming the judge had issued orders in a matter that he was well aware that the case had been handled by a another judge rendering the first ruling nugatory, but he defended himself that said the order related to two different application and as such there was no conflict. 

The suspended judge however lost the case when the court ruled that he had not demonstrated that his rights had been uninfringed.



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