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Senator Murkomen urges JSC to follow due process in Justice Tonui’s probe

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Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has urged the Judicial Service Commission to follow the doe process of law in solving the Supreme Court Judge Philip Tonui’s bribe claims.

Through his social media pages, Senator Murkomen said the ongoing investigations by the JSC should not only focus on Justice Tonui but also on ‘the activities and roles of the complainant and his advisers, and all those he has mentioned’.

“The JSC investigations should not give credibility to testimonies of people of questionable character, especially those who have admitted aiding and abetting corruption and other economic crimes,”said Murkomen.

“Giving credibility to such testimonies of extremely low probative value amounts to glorifying procurement of ‘whistle blowers’ for ulterior motives and admitting to being taken hostage by judicial bandits,”he added.

He said the probe should be above par in order allay fears that some judicial officers are being sacrificed to pave way for others in the ongoing succession politics in the judiciary.

“The investigations should also clear the air on allegations that the Tunoi matter has something to do with succession in the Judiciary,”the senator pointed out.

Murkomen said Former Judiciary Chief Registrar Gladys Boss Shollei was also haunted out of office by what he termed a  “War Council” at the Judiciary under similar circumstances.

He further pointed out that the “whistle blower”, Mr Geoffrey Kiplagat, was a member of Orange Democratic Movement candidate in the last General Election.

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