Supreme Court Judge Jackton Ojwang’ is stuck in an unfortunate situation over claims that Migori Governor Okoth Obado constructed a street to his private home in the edges of Migori town in return for an ideal controlling for a situation.
Reports by the Nation show that Justice Ojwang’ was brought by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to reply to the allegation on his wrongdoing.
The case being referred to is one including Sony Sugar belt of which Obado was the executive before securing the region head situate.
Declining to appear before the commission, Justice Ojwang stated that he had constitutional immunity and that the JSC had no mandate to investigate the issue.
In a letter dismissing the summon, the Judge explained that he was not part of the Supreme Court bench that heard and determined that matter relating to the Sony Sugar-belt area.
“Very strangely, however, those same vested interests, now acting through coached, perjured witnesses, came before the Judicial Service Commission averring that the said Justice J.B. Ojwang remains a bad man, since then Migori County Governor, his friend, has constructed a private and personal tarmac (or murram?) road to serve his countryside home exclusively,” the letter by his advocates stated.
Justice Ojwang’ further accused the Commission of arranging with senior police officers and surveyors to travel to his residence located on the outskirts of Migori town to take photographs of the road network, showing major and the minor roads.
“It is further evidence that, in the two and half kilometres or so of earth roads running in the direction of my said Migori suburban home, there are numerous homes (maybe 50 or 100), served by these roads, which also serve travellers from all directions heading towards Migori Town,” he stated.
Ojwang also faces another charge raised by lawyer Apollo Mboya who accuses the Judge and Justices Mohamed Ibrahim and Njoki Ndung’u of going against an ongoing disciplinary matter.
A commissioner with the JSC stated that they would recommend for setting up a tribunal to investigate the Judge.
According to the Nation, the JSC will issue its ruling by March 22, 2019.