Angaza Empowerment Network distances itself from petition filed at JSC

Angaza Empowerment Network directors Livingstone Nyando (right) and Joseph Otieno during a press briefing at their offices in Mombasa. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa. KENYA: The Angaza Empowerment Network has distanced it self from the petition filed at the Judiciary Service Commission seeking removal of two supreme court judges from the office.

Speaking to journalists in Mombasa on Thursday, three of the directors led by Livingstone Nyando said Derrick Malika Ngumu was among the five directors of the Angaza Empowerment Network but the purported petition remains his personal initiative and it did not reflect the organization’s stand.

“We wish to disassociate ourselves from the petition that has been purportedly filed asking the Judicial Service Commission to investigate and remove Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola from the office,” said Mr.  Nyando.

Mr Nyando has said the organization will write to the JSC to remove its name from the petition.

Mr. Nyando together with Ronald Omondi and Joseph Otieno, who are the other two directors, further stated that Angaza is an Independent non partisan organization and it does not support either side of the political divide.

The organization also makes decision when three of its five directors have agreed upon.

The NGO was registered in 2015 and focuses in building capacity of youth, women and vulnerable groups so as to engage their skills to contribute in nation building.

Mr.Ngumu had on Tuesday accused the judges of breaching the JSC of conduct during proceeding for NASA’s petition to nullify the August presidential election.