Pe­ti­tioner yet to pro­vide JSC with ev­i­dence against Amadi

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

The Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion is likely to dis­miss a pe­ti­tion filed against Chief Regis­trar of the Ju­di­ciary Anne Amadi (pic­tured) after the pe­ti­tioner failed to pro­duce the re­quired in­for­ma­tion.

Joseph Nju­guna, who ac­cuses Amadi of mis­con­duct, was re­quired by the JSC to pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion a month ago. “Kindly sup­ply us with copies of the let­ters re­ferred to in your af­fi­davit... we shall ap­pre­ci­ate if we could have the said let­ters by Septem­ber 19, 2016,” the let­ter ad­dressed to Nju­guna and signed by Fri­dah Mokaya, the regis­trar of the JSC reads.

Nju­guna filed the pe­ti­tion with the JSC last month, but the com­mis­sion has not been able to pro­ceed, be­cause he has not been able to pro­vide the re­quired ev­i­dence to sup­port his claims.

In the pe­ti­tion, Nju­guna wants Amadi re­moved from of­fice for al­legedly abus­ing her pow­ers by is­su­ing a di­rec­tive to the Gov­ern­ment Printer to pub­lish no­tices an­nounc­ing va­can­cies for the po­si­tions of the Chief Jus­tice, the Deputy Chief Jus­tice and a Supreme Court judge.

He ar­gued that the af­fi­davit sworn by the CRJ was not in or­der as the Supreme Court had not de­liv­ered its rul­ing on the re­tire­ment case against then Deputy Chief Jus­tice Kal­pana Rawal and Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi.

Nju­guna wants the JSC to de­ter­mine whether it is in or­der to have a regis­trar, who is not im­par­tial on mat­ters that af­fect the com­mis­sion, whether she falsely swore an af­fi­davit and whether she abused her au­thor­ity to med­dle in the JSC process in the Supreme Court case.

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