Judge steps down from Nairobi Hospital case, says he is related to the doctors

Judge steps down from Nairobi Hospital case, says he is related to the doctors

Justice David Majanja disqualified himself from hearing the Nairobi Hospital board dispute case on Tuesday.

He revealed that he is related to some of the doctors who work at the hospital.

The matter will now be heard by Justice Hellen Okwani with the parties expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

Nairobi Hospital is embroiled in a leadership crisis with the court at one point having to extend orders barring the new management from taking office.

In submissions made before Justice Francis Tuiyott in June, lawyer Fred Ngatia for the Board said the notice calling for a special AGM was not valid because all the requirements were not met.

However, another group led by Maxwell Otieno Odongo, Dr Chris Bichage, Zahra Moi and Dr Irungu Ndirangu, among others, maintained that the extra ordinary general meeting resoundingly rejected John Simba, Coutts Otolo and Allan Gachukia as a directors of the Kenya Hospital Association.

Through lawyer Miller Bwire, Dr Ndirangu and his group maintained that the rival group has no mandate, whatsoever, to exercise functions of as Board of Directors of the KHA.

In his argument, Mr Ngatia said members of the rival group called for the meeting saying they no longer have confidence in the Board.

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