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Petitioner Seeks Removal Of CJ Koome From Office

A petitioner, Michael Kojo Otieno, now wants Chief Justice Martha Koome removed from office due to what he terms as dishonesty in the execution of powers.

The petition filed before the Judicial Service Commission states that CJ Koome failed to follow the law in appointing members of the tax appeal tribunal.

“While appointing persons to serve at the tax appeal tribunal, the judge failed to be honest in the execution of powers conferred to her by the Tax Appeal Tribunal Act based on powers conferred to the judge as a judicial officer…,”reads part of the tribunal.

Mr. Kojo argues that the CJ was not transparent in carrying out the exercise adding that adding that she discriminated against persons who had applied to be members of the board.

“The actions of the chief justice in appointing members more than the stipulated requirement violated section 4b of the Tax Appeal Tribunal Act,” Kojo says.

He argues that for the above reasons/arguments, the chief justice is unfit to hold office and should be removed from office.


By Matildah Obaigwa

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