Nairobi MCA claims judges influence their cases based on religion, tribes

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 23 Nov, 2021 13:41 | 1 min read
Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok. PHOTO/COURTESY

The ongoing onslaught against judges has taken a new twist after a Nairobi MCA claimed that some judges have been frustrating the operations of the county.

Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok alleged that Court of Appeal Judge Mohammed Warsame has been working closely with some Nairobi County MCAs to give a ruling in their favour.

"It's very sad that some judges only give rulings that favour members of their religion or tribe. I will soon write to the Judicial Service Commission JSC about this sad situation," Imwatokm said.

On the allegations raised by impeached Governor Mike Sonko against Justice Said Chitembwe, Imwatok urged JSC to move with speed and probe the allegations.

"Some of the allegations raised are destroying our name as a county assembly. We are asking JSC to probe them and give us a report as soon as possible", Imwatok said.

When reached out for a comment on the claim, judge Warsame said; "I will not comment on issues that are currently in court. It's prejudice."

His plea comes at a time when the JSC has already allowed petitions seeking to remove Justice Saib Chitembwe. The commission has directed the petition be directed to the judge for a response which should be done within 14 days.

In a statement on Monday, Chief Justice Martha Koome said the JSC had deliberated on the petitions which accuse the judge of gross misconduct and impropriety.

"The petitions and the honourable judge's response will be considered by a panel which has been set up by the commission. The panel will present its findings to the commission," the statement read.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has accused Chitembwe of graft.

Chitembwe has denied involvement in corruption.

Sonko made the allegations through various video recordings, which have come to be referred to as 'Sonko leaks'