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Board clears judges Ibrahim and Nambuye

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Lawyer Mohammed Nyaoga (standing right) for the Kenya Ports Authority agues before Court of Appeal Judges Roselyne Nambuye (left), Philip Waki (centre) and Wanjiru Karanja (right) in this file photo. The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board found Lady Justice Nambuye and Justice Mohammed Ibrahim fit to serve after fresh vetting January 15, 2013

Lawyer Mohammed Nyaoga (standing right) for the Kenya Ports Authority agues before Court of Appeal Judges Roselyne Nambuye (left), Philip Waki (centre) and Wanjiru Karanja (right) in this file photo. The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board found Lady Justice Nambuye and Justice Mohammed Ibrahim fit to serve after fresh vetting January 15, 2013  

By LUCAS BARASA

Posted  Tuesday, January 15   2013 at  14:49

Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim and Court of Appeal Judge Roselyn Nambuye have been found suitable to serve after fresh vetting.

However, the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board on Tuesday declared that High Court judges Muga Apondi and Abida Ali Aroni are unfit to serve in the Judiciary.

Lady Justice Mary Kasango of the High Court was found fit to serve.

The board had earlier ruled that Justice Ibrahim and Lady Justice Nambuye were unfit due to their tendency to delay judgments and rulings while serving as High Court judges.

The Sharad Rao- led board said the two judges’ inordinate delay in delivering judgments had contributed to the erosion of public confidence in the judiciary and had in the process, denied the litigants justice.

However, a complaint emerged on how the board reached the verdict and instead of reviewing their findings as has happened with other sacked judges, the board decided to vet the two afresh to establish whether the claims were genuine.