Petition filed to remove Justice John Mativo from office

Petition filed to remove Justice John Mativo from office
High Court Judge John Mativo

A petition seeking to have High Court Judge John Mativo removed from office over alleged gross misconduct was filed at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) .

The petitioner, Adrian Kamotho Njenga, claims that Justice Mativo should be removed from office for allegedly violating some sections of the Judicial Code of Conduct.

According to the petitioner, Justice Mativo also violated sections 73, 74, 75 of the constitution which stipulate how state officers should conduct themselves.

Mr. Kamotho Njenga had on September 26, 2017 sought a review of a judgement delivered by Justice Chacha Mwita on behalf of Justice Isaac Lenaola on February 24, 2017.

He claims that the judge delivered a ruling that was “an outright copy paste” of another case determined by the Nyeri High Court on February 19 2016.

“Justice John Mativo has failed to uphold the dignity and the respect for the judiciary and the judicial system of Kenya. The plagiarism committed by the judge is the most scandalous form of judicial and intellectual dishonesty, submitted Mr. Kamotho through his legal team.

The petitioner says that, his petition raised weighty issues and faulted Justice Mativo for delivering his judgement on September 27, 2017 despite the ruling having been earmarked to be delivered on October 18, 2017.

He says Justice Mativo failed to offer any explanation as to why the case was finalized in less than a day.

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