High Court judge Said Chitembwe suspended

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the suspension of High Court Judge Said Chitembwe.

Through a gazette on Thursday, President Kenyatta allowed the formation a tribunal to inquire into Justice Chitembwe’s conduct.

“Having received and considered the Petition of the Judicial Service Commission and in the exercise of the powers conferred by Article 168 (5) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya, as read together with section 31 of the Judicial Service Act, 2011, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, do hereby direct as follows: 1.

“The Hon. Justice Said Juma Chitembwe, Judge of the High Court of Kenya, be and is hereby suspended from office with immediate effect,” the Gazette notice reads in part.

The Tribunal consists of Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi, who will be the chairperson, Fred N. Ojiambo, Lady Justice Abida Ali Aroni, Justice Nzioki wa Makau and James Ochieng Oduol.

The President’s order comes after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) recommended the removal of Justice Chitembwe from office.

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