Justice Said Juma Chitembwe is a Kenyan High Court judge. He is a well-known judge who unsuccessfully contested the Chief Justice position which fell vacant following the retirement of Justice David Maraga. The position went to Justice Martha Koome, becoming the first female to be at the helm of the judiciary.
Photo: Some of the six judges left out by President Uhuru. As reported by Citizen TV Kenya,High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule was today arrested by DCI and is being grilled by detectives over claims of bribery. And now as per the reports, another High Court Judge Said Juma Chitembwe has also been arrested hours after Muchelule's arrest.
High court judge Said Juma Chitembwe has sparked sharp reactions after he finally, agreed that at least Sh770,000 was found in his office when DCI detectives raided the office a few weeks ago. DCI had accused the judge of receiving huge amounts of money from brokers so that he could give court rulings in favour of their clients.
Judges Aggrey Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe are in serious trouble as Directorate of Criminal Investigations get a break through days after their arrest. According to a Citizen TV report, the judges were arrested on the afternoon of Thursday, July 22, on suspicion of being involved in a corruption scandal.
The Judicial Service Commission has this morning given Justice Said Juma Chitembwe some breathing room after making a decision on the hearing of petitions seeking his removal. Justice Said Juma Chitembwe [Photo/Courtesy] The commission, which is led by Chief Justice Martha Koome, has indefinitely postponed the oral hearings of the petitions which were scheduled to start today.
Justice Said Juma Chitembwe is a Kenyan based judge and lawyer.Chitembwe is currently serving in the civil division of the High Court at Milimani law courts.He is in the race to become the next Kenyan Chief Justice to succeed David Maraga.“If I’m appointed, I will build on what others have done with the sole purpose of improving the institution so that it can be what it is supposed to be, as per its vision and mission,” Justice Chitembwe said in the initial stages of his interview.
Justices Aggrey Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe were yesterday arrested by DCI Officers. The arrest of the serving Judges came as a surprise to many law makers who have since condemned the act. Justice Martha Koome has on Friday afternoon released her statement. In her address, she failed to make a full statement citing that the she would await findings of the investigations.
Justice Said Juma Chitembwe has been dealt yet another blow in his bid to avoid being removed from office. He had filed a petition yesterday aiming to bar the Judicial Service Commission from hearing 4 petitions seeking his disbarment. Justice Said Juma Chitembwe [Photo/Courtesy] His lawyer, appearing before Justice Hedwig Ong'udi, argued that the evidence gathered against Chitembwe by Mike Sonko was gathered without his permission and was therefore illegal.
Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi and Chief Justice Martha Koome have never had a good relationship since the latter took over office. Their war started immediately Martha Koome was nominated by the JSC as the new CJ in the country. Just recently, two judges known as Said Juma Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule were arrested thus raising heated reactions from the people.
High Court Judge Justice Said Juma Chitembwe during an interview with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for the Supreme Court Judge Position.The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), has today started their interviews for the candidates who have applied for the position of the Supreme Court Judge, to replace the retired Judge Justice George Odunga.
The stand of between the Kenyan Judiciary and Executive has downplayed ever since president Uhuru Kenyatta ascended to power in the aftermath of 2017 general elections. Chief Justice Martha Koome has been calling for the independence of the judiciary, while president Kenyatta has maintained that every branch of his government will be accountable to Kenyans in whatever they do.
Lawyer Danstan Omari who is representing Justice Aggrey Muchelule on his corruption case that led to his arrest yesterday. Constitutional and governance Lawyer Danstan Omari, has accusing the government for forcing and intimidating Judges to follow their orders and do what it wants. Speaking today while appearing in the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on behalf of Justice Aggrey Muchelule as quoted by Citizen Television, who is among the two Judges who were arrested yesterday on corruption allegations, Omari said that the government is just after the judiciary and it wants the Judges to always follow its orders.
High Court Judge Said Juma Chitembwe recounted how detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) waylaid him on Thursday, July 22. The three-hour ordeal began when Justice Chitembwe had finished working on files and was strolling to the lounge for lunch. Chitembwe was accompanied by his relative and acquaintance who had paid him a visit.
High Court Judge Said Juma Chitembwe now says the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is twisting earlier facts about his arrest in July alongside another Justice Aggrey Muchelule amid the controversies surrounding his wealth accusations. According to the emerging reports, Justice Chitembwe in a new affidavit claimed that the DCI was trying to label the Ksh.
Judges Aggrey Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe of the High Court were reportedly detained. According to Citizen TV, the judges were arrested on the afternoon of Thursday, July 22, on suspicion of being involved in a corruption scandal. Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) examined the two for two hours before releasing them.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has gazetted Justice William Ouko's appointment to the Supreme Court.The news was published in a special gazette on May 13, 2021."In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 106 (1) (b) of the Constitution, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, appoint Ouko William Okello to the Supreme Court of Kenya."
Several Kenyans and the civil societies have joined hands in criticising the arrest of the two High Court judges, justice Andrew Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe. The two were arrested under controversial circumstances with their reason of their arrest being withheld. Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution has denied claims that they issued the arrest warrant of the two.
The President of the Judiciary Justice Martha Koome has released a statement upon the arrest of the two judges: Justice Aggrey Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe. In a statement released by Justice Martha Koome, Martha Koome revealed that she had been briefed by Justice Aggrey Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe on details of their arrest yesterday.
Justice William Ouko was yesterday appointed by president Uhuru Kenyatta to be the next Kenyan Supreme Court Judge.Ouko was nominated by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as the top best among the other contenders including Justice Marete Njagi, Justice Said Juma Chitembwe, Lawyer Alice Yano, Justice Sergon Joseph Kiplagat Dr. Nyaberi Lumumba and Justice Matthews Nduma.
The Judicial Service Commission on Tuesday, April 27, nominated Lady Justice Martha Koome to be the Chief Justice after an extensive two weeks of interviews.Following the nomination of the Chief Justice, President Uhuru Kenyatta will forward the name to the National Assembly for vetting before being sworn in State House.