, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14 – The High Court has dismissed an application by Justice Nicolas Ombija contesting a decision by the Judges and Magistrate Vetting Board that found him unsuitable to hold office.
Ombija had sued the vetting board claiming that they acted illegally when they re-vetted him yet he had already opted to retire.
Justice Weldon Korir concurred with the vetting board that the option to retire was no longer available to him.
The judge also observed that the court has no jurisdiction to determine the suit by Ombija.
Ombija moved to the Supreme Court and successfully challenged his removal, which ordered for his re-vetting, but he opted to retire instead of facing fresh vetting.
However the vetting board rejected his retirement and instead had him go through the second vetting which Ombija again challenged.