NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said
Wednesday it has received a petition seeking the removal of four
Supreme Court judges alleged to have violated the constitution
during a gubernatorial petition.
JSC said the petition
filed by Jared Ongeri accuses four judges of violating the
constitution, gross misconduct, breach of the judicial code of
conduct and ethics and oath of office, arising out of the
recently concluded Wajir gubernatorial petition.
"The petition was considered and the Commission directed that
the same be served upon the named judges. They were given 14
days to respond to the issues raised therein," JSC said in a
statement issued in Nairobi.
If the allegations are deemed serious enough, a
recommendation will be made to the President Uhuru Kenyatta to
form a tribunal that will test the evidence presented before
coming up with a decision on whether or not a judge in questions
should be removed from office.
The four judges the petitioners want removed formed the
majority that upheld the election of Wajir governor Mohamed Abdi.
Chief Justice David Maraga and Justice Isaac Lenaola returned
separate dissenting judgments.
Meanwhile, the JSC said it was seized of 69 complaints
against other judges of the superior courts as at January,
adding that these complaints were considered and 13 admitted to