Embattled Judge Tunoi wants Sh200m claim dismissed

By KBC Reporter

Embattled Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi wants the tribunal investigation the 200 million shillings bribe allegation against him to dismiss the case. 

Through his lawyer Fred Ngatia, Justice Tunoi says the tribunal should find that he has no case to answer after all witnesses that appeared before it gave conflicting statements.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero who appeared before the tribunal refuted the 200m shilling bribery allegations terming the allegation absurd.

Early Monday morning, the committee received details of phone records from two witnesses from mobile service provider Safaricom.

The evidence produced before the court however conflicted with information as per the affidavit filed by Geoffrey Kiplagat pitting Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and judge Philip Tunoi at the centre of a 200 million shilling bribery scandal.

In his defense Kidero refuted ever being involved with Kiplagat further arguing that he had no reason to bribe the judges to favour him in the petition filed Ferdinand Waititu as he was absolutely confident that he had won the gubernatorial election outright.

The governor’s close ally Kiprop Chirchir who also took to the stand denied claims by Kiplagat of his involvement in the scandal.

The turn of events forced Justice Philip Tunoi through his law Fred Ngatia to seek the dismissal of the case. The embattled judge said all witnesses in the case had given convoluted testimonies and even the affidavit that was relied on by the JSC to have him suspended had several inconsistencies.

The tribunal is expected to convene tomorrow for the final submissions.