NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 2 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is on Tuesday to appear before the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) special committee investigating claims that he bribed Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi with Sh200 million to win an election petition.
Sources at the Judiciary indicated that Kidero is among people the committee will be speaking to before concluding its work as it prepares to hand over the final report to the commission on Wednesday.
According to the Governor’s office, Kidero received a letter on Monday summoning him to appear before the committee on Tuesday at 11am.
The committee has already interviewed Justice Tunoi and his accuser Geoffrey Kiplagat who claims he saw the judge receive the bribe that was in a brown briefcase.
In his replying affidavit, the judge dismissed his accuser as a busy body who talks about money he never saw.
The Supreme Court judge stated that nothing can prove that a briefcase that allegedly exchanged hands between him and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero contained any money.
Tunoi says the fact that his accuser Geoffrey Kiplagat failed to testify seeing money in the infamous big brown briefcase, is proof that his accusations are fabricated.
He has instead turned the heat on the Judicial Service Commission, accusing it of sponsoring the claims, following his decision to challenge the retirement age at 70.