Eyebrows Raised as LSK President Calls for Removal of Judge Who Sentenced Waluke, Wakhungu From Office

Eyebrows raised as the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has hinted that they could instigate the outer of Anti-corruption Judge Elizabeth Juma after her landmark ruling on Thursday 25 June.

In the ruling, Magistrate Juma fined Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke and his co-accused Grace Wakhungu Ksh. 1.4 billion for defrauding the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) Ksh. 297 million, failure to pay the bail, the two will be jailed seven years.

Magistrate Juma’s ruling sparked mixed reactions among Kenyans with many referring to it as a good move in the fight against corruption that has paralyzed the economy for years.

Taking to his Twitter handle page, the LSK President Nelson Havi expressed his displeasure in the ruling by Judge Juma teaming it deceitful conviction.

“John Waluke and Grace Wakhungu contracted with NCPB. NCBP breached the contract. The arbitrator ordered payment. Award was enforced by the High Court. NCPB lost before High Court and Court of Appeal and paid the decree. How can that be a crime? Do not celebrate fraudulent convictions,” he posted.

This caught netizens’ attention with one user identified as David Onundu reminding the LSK President the right way he can use to express his displeasure on the matter.

“@davidonundu @NelonHavi is on record asking all and sundry to obey court orders. How can he then so harshly criticize this finding? There are legal avenues to register his displeasure,” David posed.

The LSK President Responding to David hinted that they will have the judge removed from office.

“@NelsonHavi Replying to @davidonundu Chief, we have had a Judge removed from office for similar misbehavior. We know what to do and will do it with military precision,” Havi responded.

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Written by Emily Odeny


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