JSC Summons Sonko

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko on Friday September 10
  • The Judicial Service Commission(JSC) has summoned former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to testify against High Court Judge Juma Chitembwe. 

    Sonko will testify on December 14, regarding the 14 videos he posted implicating Justice Chitembwe in graft.

    He will be required to provide proof before a panel of judges on the character of the judge in question.

    This comes after Sonko was given a restraining court order, barring him from posting any derogatory remarks against  High Court judges. 

    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko on Friday, September 10

    “It is hereby ordered that the matter is certified as urgent. That pending hearing inter parties the defendants are hereby restrained from publishing further statements/articles forthwith as regards the plaintiffs/applicants,†Justice Miller had issued the order

    “That given the nature of the publication and the public interest in the matter this application is to be heard urgently and on-priority basis,” the Magistrate had ordered.

    The said justice Chitembwe was captured on camera by Sonko, where he was heard demanding ksh 100M to compromise a case he was presiding over. 

    In the video released on November 16, the judge’s brother was receiving a bribe on his behalf. 

    It caused so much uproar on social media, with several groups and individuals pressuring the Judiciary to remove the judge in question from his position. 

    Chief Justice Martha Koome later stated in a meeting with JSC that she had seen the videos, and was going to take action against the implicated judge. 

    Chitembwe however defended himself, stating that the videos which had gone viral on social media were edited with the intention of having his character questioned, so as he may be relieved of his duties. 

    Justice Said Chitembwe Speaking During an Interview on Wednesday November 17, 2021
    Justice Said Chitembwe Speaking During an Interview on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
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