The Judicial Service Commission JSC has Okayed the formation of a tribunal to probe the conduct of Justice Jackton Ojwang of the Supreme Court.
This follows the admitting a petition seeking justice Ojwang’s removal over misconduct, impropriety and conflict of interest.
Speaking after the commission’s meeting, Justice David Maraga said the petition will be communicated to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the course of the day for him to appoint a tribunal within fourteen days.
Under Article 168 of the Constitution, judges of superior courts can be sacked on grounds of mental or physical incapacity, breach of prescribed code of conduct, bankruptcy, incompetence, and gross misconduct.
Article 168 (5) empowers the President to, upon receiving a petition from the Judicial Service Commission, appoint a six-member tribunal comprising of among others an advocate and two persons with experience in public affairs.