Uhuru fires Senior Judge in his State of the Nation Address

There was an uproar on social media after President Uhuru Kenyatta failed to fires some of the corrupt Cabinet Secretaries implicated in corruption scandals.

It seem Kenyans were not keen on the fact that Uhuru had mentioned firing High Court Judge Joseph Mutava over gross misconduct.

“Today morning, I signed the instruments revoking the appointment of a High Court judge. This is the outcome undertaken within the framework of law,” he said.

Mutava’s goose was cooked after the Supreme Court affirmed a decision by a tribunal that recommended his removal over gross misconduct.

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Kenya on August 23, 2011.

Between March 2012 and March 2013, several complaints were lodged with the Judicial Service Commission against him.

On December 2012, the JSC constituted a committee to investigate those allegations.

Judge Joseph Mutava.

After an inquiry, the JSC sent a petition to the President recommending his suspension and appointment of a tribunal to investigate allegations of gross misconduct.

Uhuru said those institutions to fight corruption need to be strengthened and not weakened.

“Even with the success we have made, we cannot celebrate. Kenyans have spoken loudly and challenged us to eradicate corruption,” he said.

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