Petitioner seeking removal of 4 Supreme Court judges now wants case withdrawn


Mohammed Ibrahim, Jackton Ojwang, Smokin Wanjala and Njoki Ndung’u.
Justices Mohammed Ibrahim, Jackton Ojwang, Smokin Wanjala and Njoki Ndung’u.

One of the petitioners who filed a case at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) against four Supreme Court judges now wants the petition withdrawn.

Mohammed Mohamud Sheikh has filed a notice of withdrawal that sought the removal of four Supreme Court judges.

The petitioner says he wishes to withdraw the petition that he filed early this month “wholly, voluntarily and without condition.”

“The petitioner prays for the withdrawal of the petition dated 13th March, 2019 and disregard of the averments therein, “states Sheikh.

However, the application by Sheikh to have the petition withdrawn has little impact since he filed the case alongside other petitioners who are yet to apply for the same.

Last week, JSC confirmed it had received the petition which accuses Justices Mohammed Ibrahim, Jackton Ojwang, Smokin Wanjala and Njoki Ndung’u of violating the Constitution during the Wajir gubernatorial petition.

“The petition was considered and the Commission directed that the same be served upon the named judges. They were given 14 days to respond to the issues raised therein,” it said.

The Supreme Court judges are also accused of gross misconduct as well as breach of the Judicial Code of Conduct and Ethics and Oath of Office.

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