National Lands Commission (NLC) chairperson Mohammed Swazuri could face investigations and prosecution from investigating agencies after a parliamentary committee declared him a hostile witness.
The departmental committee on lands led by Alex Mwiru declared Swazuri hostile and ordered him out the committee meeting after he declined to respond to queries posed to him on grounds that there was a court barring him from commenting on the matters.
Mwiru’s comments came after Kieni Mp Kanini Kega accused Swazuri’s lawyer Tom Ojienda circumventing the rule of law yet he is a member of the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC).
Swazuri’s altercation with the committee came minutes after
The high court had stopped the house team from discussing the petition that seeks his removal as NLC chairman.
Justice John Mativo yesterday temporary suspended the decision made on March 28 by the committee to convene and proceed with the hearing of the petition on grounds that the committee is investigating matters that are under trial.
Swazuri filed a suit in court yesterday claiming that the National Assembly Committee has violated his right to a fair hearing given that it refused give him time to respond to the bribery allegation leveled against him.
The petition seeking his ouster was filed before the Parliamentary Lands Committee by former Journalist Mugo Njeru.