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Kenya top judge suspended over alleged corruption

Kenya top judge suspended over alleged corruption

Yvonne Williams

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended a Supreme Court judge who is at the centre of a $2m (£1.5m) corruption scandal.

A seven-member tribunal is to investigate claims that Justice Philip Tunoi received the bribe to influence an election petition case against the current Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, has been set up.

Both the judge and the governor have denied the accusations that were first made by a former journalist, who claims to have been an intermediary in the scandal.

The bribery allegations have hugely embarrassed the Supreme Court and the judiciary as a whole which has long faced criticisms of being corrupt, reports the BBC.

Another investigation into the matter was ordered last month by Kenya’s chief judge Willy Mutunga.

Source: newtelegraphonline.com