Too much corruption in Judiciary – Mutunga

Too much corruption in Judiciary - Mutunga
Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga during a past function. PHOTO: File

The Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga has expressed concerns over the increasing corruption in Judiciary.

Dr. Mutunga said the increasing number of corruption cases being reported in Judiciary is worrying and must be mitigated in early stages.

The Chief Justice said that if bribery in the Judiciary is not stopped with immediate effect, he will have no other option but to push for another serious round of vetting for all Judges and Magistrates.

He further noted that such matters must be dealt with firmly failure to which the image of the Judiciary will be tainted and Kenyans will lose confidence in it.

Mutunga, who was speaking during the Judges Annual Conference in a Mombasa hotel, said that it was shocking to discover that a section of Judges who are well paid and expected to be respected by in the society were out to discredit the profession by engaging in bribe taking.

The CJ also expressed disappointment over cases of absenteeism, delays of cases among judges adding that he will soon push for work performance data collection as an effort to flush out lazy Judges and Magistrates.

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