CJ Willy Mutunga declares his wealth, says he is worth Ksh 80M

CJ Willy Mutunga declares his wealth, says he is worth Ksh 80M

Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga declares that he is worth over 80 million shillings in property and cash in his wealth declaration forms. Mutunga says this is in line with upholding the values of transparency and accountability.

Using his twitter handle, the CJ published documents showing his earnings at 50 million shillings in salaries, inclusive of allowances from the Judicial Service Commission that he chairs.

In the wealth declaration forms he published, his income and assets from 2012 to late 2015 indicates he earned a gross salary of 71 million shillings with 21 million shillings going to tax, leaving him with a disposable pay of 50 million shillings.

His Standard Chartered Bank Kenya shillings account has a balance of Ksh 415,035 while his dollar account in the same bank has USD34,509 which is an equivalent of 3.4 million shillings.

The wealth declaration forms further list two apartments worth 12.5 million shillings and 19.1 million shillings as his main assets.

The CJ also listed a piece of land in Kitui County worth 2.1 million shillings and two cars; a saloon car valued at 750,000 shillings and another one worth 650,000 shillings owned by his spouse.

His declaration comes even as the long awaited audit is done before his exit from Judiciary in June this year.

In January, Mutunga wrote to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) to carry out lifestyle audit on all top Judiciary officials starting with Supreme Court Judges.

The CJ promised that the Judiciary would fast track corruption cases currently before the courts further warning the new EACC officials to be ready to face hurdles from politicians in the fight against corruption.

Mutunga has opted to exit from the Judiciary in June, a year before he was expected to leave office.

Mutunga’s term was to expire on the 22nd of June 2017, having taken up the job in June 2011; however, the CJ opted to retire early citing the need to take up the transformation process across East Africa.

“I would like to spend time talking to the judiciaries in Eastern Africa, Africa, and Global South about our transformation journey and its lessons. Ours has been what I have called transformation from the margins,” said Mutunga.

“Seeing an audience from East Africa, and colleagues who may not have reflected on what we have achieved, I would not miss the opportunity for anything!”

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