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Retirement saves Tunoi as tribunal ends probe prematurely

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The tribunal investigating former Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi has ended its proceedings.

Chairman of the tribunal Mr Sharad Rao said they lack legal mandate to continue with the investigations as the judge has retired.

Mr Rao said the issue of whether the judge was properly retired or not is not relevant to the tribunal.

“The judge was retired via successive court judgments from the High Court to the Appellate Court and to the Supreme Court, which all upheld that the judges should retire at 70 years,” he said on Monday.

He said the tribunal will however forward the evidence it had gathered against the judge to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The tribunal was formed to investigate Mr Tunoi after he was accused of receiving a $2 million (Sh200 million) bribe from Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to rule in his favour in an election petition filed by Mr Ferdinand Waititu, now the Kabete MP.


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