Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been summoned to appear in person before the Judicial Service Commission to testify on the leaked videos relating to Judge Said Juma Chitembwe
In a notice signed by Chief Registrar Ann Amadi, JSC has further directed Sonko to appear before the commission in seven days to record a statement on the same.
“…This is, therefore, to notify you, pursuant to the provisions of Article 252 (3)(b) of the Constitution and Section 42 Part VIII of the Judicial Service Act No. 1 of 2011, that the JSC will require your personal attendance to testify as a witness in the aforesaid matter which will proceed for the oral hearing on Tuesday 14th, December 2021 at 9:00am at the JSC offices at Re-insurance Plaza Building Podium Floor, Taifa Road,” reads the notice.
The commission has taken note of the several video clips posted on social media together with phone recordings released by Sonko against justice Chitembwe.
“The attention of the JSC has been drawn to several video clips, some media posts, cell phone recordings released by you in which Hon Justice Said Juma Chitembwe’s conduct as a Judge has been brought to question. Consequently, the JSC resolved to initiate proceedings against Hon. Said Juma Chitembwe on its own motion pursuant to the provisions of Article 168 (1) and (2) of the Constitution,” stated Amadi.
Sonko has released videos on social media dubbed ‘sonko leaks’ of Justice Chitembwe’s alleged involvement in fraudulent dealings in his chambers.
In one of the clips, Justice Chitembwe’s alleged brother Amana Saidi Jirani confidently confesses to being the bona fide proxy to the judge.
The judge has, however, denied the allegations insisting that Sonko edited and manipulated the videos to malign his name.
Yesterday, Francis Wambua, petitioned JSC seeking the removal of justice Chitembwe from office.
He accused the judge of gross misconduct, judicial incompetence, malice, conflict of interest and corruption.
Wambua says he has credible information that Chitembwe received bribe to change the outcome of two petitions before the honourable Judge.