Tunoi’s bribery probe hits a snag

Tunoi’s bribery probe hits a snag

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Retired Supreme court judge Philip Tunoi. PHOTO/FILE.

Nairobi, KENYA: A tribunal which was set to investigate the then suspended Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi has ended its probe, following the retirement ruling by Supreme court.

In a press briefing in Nairobi on Monday ,chair Sharad Rao said that the tribunal won’t continue with inquiry on bribery allegations leveled against Tunoi since he is no longer a judicial officer.

Rao said that following the supreme court’s decision which was a compliment decision of court of appeal that Deputy Chief Justice Kalapana Rawal and Justice Philip Tunoi are obliged to retire at the age of 70; the tribunal has no option but end the process ,insisting that the law doesn’t allow them to continue with the probe .

“The tribunal is on the view that it is now not necessary, and will not serve any purpose as the judge has been retired the tribunal clarifies that it will not continue with the investigations any further .”Rao said

The tribunal has been investigating allegations that suspended Supreme Court Judge received Sh. 200 million bribe from Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to rule in his favour during a Supreme Court petition.