Waki, Ki­age leave Visa Osh­wal Com­mu­nity trus­tees suit

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Two ap­pel­late judges yes­ter­day dis­qual­i­fied them­selves from a case filed by trus­tees of Visa Osh­wal Com­mu­nity, which is chal­leng­ing a de­ci­sion deny­ing them rights to pri­vately own the in­sti­tu­tion. Jus­tice Philip Waki and Pa­trick Ki­age, who were to hear the appeal along­side Jus­tice Fa­tuma Sichale, pulled out, say­ing they are no longer com­fort­able. Waki said a lawyer rep­re­sent­ing the school rep­re­sents him in another mat­ter pend­ing in court, while Ki­age said he rep­re­sented par­ents of the in­sti­tu­tion be­fore he be­came a judge. The two judges asked the par­ties if they were okay with them or had ob­jec­tions if they pro­ceeded to hear the appeal. In re­sponse, lawyer Martin Mbichire, who rep­re­sents Nairobi Se­na­tor Mike Sonko, a pe­ti­tioner in the suit, said there could be a con­flict of in­ter­est if the two judges pre­side over the appeal.

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