JUS­TICE SMOKIN WAN­JALA

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics | General -

He has a rich sense of hu­mour and is known for his ap­pre­ci­a­tion of fine points of law.

Jus­tice Wan­jala joined the Supreme Court from academia, where he was lec­tur­ing law at the University of Nairobi.

He served for five years at the de­funct Kenya Anti Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion. He was reap­pointed but he re­signed af­ter the is­sue gen­er­ated pub­lic de­bate.

At the time when he re­signed, Wan­jala had this to say, “I had to bite the bul­let and live with the con­se­quences. I made it for my fam­ily and the coun­try. The coun­try is big­ger than any of us. KACC is big­ger than any of us.”

He served in the fa­mous Ndung’u Com­mis­sion which in­ves­ti­gated the il­le­gal ac­qui­si­tion of pub­lic land. He is cred­ited with hav­ing over­seen the com­pi­la­tion and writ­ing of what has be­come pop­u­larly known as the Ndung’u Re­port. The re­port im­pli­cated the high and the mighty in il­le­gal land ac­qui­si­tion and is yet to be im­ple­mented. Wan­jala holds a Bach­e­lor of Laws from the University of Nairobi.

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