Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi stated that he will be petitioning the removal of Supreme Court judges over allegations of bribery.
Lawyer Ahmednasir is petitioning the removal of these Supreme Court Judges
Ahmednasir takes first step to have these judges removed from the Supreme Court
Speaking during an interview on JKL on Wednesday night, Mr Ahmednasir stated that he will be going against two judges who he said were bribed to deliver a favorable judgement.
"I will write a confidential letter to the CJ and disclose to him which judges were bribed and how much money they got and by whom," Ahmednasir stated.
"One of the judges was bribed through an MP and the money taken from the branch of a local bank in Eastleigh," he added.
Mr Ahmednasir said he was working on behalf of his client, former Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi after he lost his bid to have the Supreme Court nullify the election of the current governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud.
Two judges were accused by Ahmendnasir of being incompetent in the judgement they wrote.
In a majority decision, the court overturned the Court of Appeal judgment which had nullified the election of Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud.
The outspoken lawyer has written to Justice Maraga saying that they will not be filing a formal letter with the CJ’s office but will instead file a complaint on the conduct of some judges to the Judicial Service Commission.
Chief Justice David Maraga and Justice Isaac Lenaola dissented stating that Mr Mohamud was not eligible to contest the election because he does not possess a degree as required by the law.
Justices Mohamed Ibrahim, JB Ojwang’, Smokin Wanjala and Njoki Ndung’u allowed the appeal by Mr Mohamud and said that his election was valid.
He argued that the decision of the majority of the judges is so irrational, illogical and absurd that it constitutes a manifest wrong and gross injustice.
Ahmednasir in his argument said Section 3 of the Supreme Court Act, 2011 obligates the Supreme Court to provide authoritative and impartial interpretation of the Constitution, develop rich jurisprudence.
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