Justice Ojwang cleared of wrongdoing by tribunal

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 4 Aug, 2019 21:03 | < 1 min read
Justice Jackton Ojwang'
Justice Jackton Ojwang' of the Supreme Court. PHOTO | FILE

Supreme Court Judge Justice Jackton Ojwang has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a tribunal that had been investigating him.

In its findings, the tribunal said the evidence presented against Justice Ojwang’ did not meet the threshold to warrant his removal from the bench and declared the judge innocent of all the four allegations leveled against him.

“After adducing and analysing all the allegations made against the Honorable Justice, the unanimous verdict is that the Judge of the Supreme Court Justice Jackton Ojwang is innocent of all the allegations made against him and that he should resume his duties immediately,” said the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Alnashir Visram, in his report to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The investigation into the conduct of Justice Ojwang was started in response to a request by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) made on March 19, 2019.

The move by the JSC was triggered by a petition made by a Mr Nelson Oduor and eight others in which varied allegations of misconduct, incompetence and breach of the judicial code of conduct were made against the judge. 

The tribunal sieved through evidence presented by 25 witnesses before concluded that the top judge was innocent.

In the course of their investigation, the Justice Visram tribunal sieved through evidence presented by 25 witnesses and considered the applicable legal principles before arriving at the conclusion that Justice Ojwang innocent.

The tribunal’s report was presented to President Kenyatta on Sunday at State House, Nairobi.