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Daily Nation : February 18th 2014
DAILY NATION Tuesday February 18, 2014 National News 11 VISIT | Cabinet Secretary and aviation regulators tour Wilson Airport Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau addresses the media at the Wilson Airport yesterday after touring the facility. With him is Principal Secretary Nduva Muli (left) and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority chairman Samuel Poghisio. ANN KAMONI | NATION BRIEFLY NAKURU Three deny raping 30-year-old woman Three men were yesterday charged with the rape of a 30year-old woman. Mr Bonface Njoroge, Mr Joseph Kimani and Mr Joseph Mungai were accused of committing the offence at Kaptangwany market in Njoro on February 11 with others still at large. They were also accused of indecently touching the private parts of the mother of two by force. They denied the charges and were released on bond. BOUNCING BACK | Judicial officer had been suspended over acquittal of businessman in graft suit Court reinstates Pattni case judge Bench rules that Mutava was not accorded fair trial by the Judicial Service Commission BY PAUL OGEMBA @PaulOgemba firstname.lastname@example.org billion-shilling Goldenberg scandal has been reinstated. A three-judge bench of the High A Court ruled that Mr Justice Joseph Mutava was not accorded fair trial by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in recommending his suspension and ordered that he resumes his duties. Mr Justice Mutava also found his way back to the Judiciary through an omission by President Kenyatta judge who was suspended over his acquittal of businessman Kamlesh Pattni in the multi- in appointing only five members to a tribunal to investigate his conduct instead of the constitutional requirement of seven. According to judges Mumbi Ngugi, Pauline Nyamweya and George Odunga, the JSC breached Mr Justice Mutava’s rights to rules of natural justice by failing to accord him the opportunity to cross-examine the 30 witnesses who filed complaints against him. “Principles of natural justice de- mand that an accused person be given a chance to be heard. Even us judges do not make a decision based on one side of the story. It is apparent that he was not allowed to comment on the evidence and we find the decision to suspend him unlawful,” ruled the judges. They said the commission also vio- lated Mr Justice Mutava’s rights to a fair administrative process. Being the highest disciplinary organ within the Judiciary, the JSC should have set the right precedent in resolving disputes, CHRONOLOGY Officer accused of misconduct they added. “It is evident that the commission conducted its proceedings by way of oral evidence, but there is no evidence that it accorded the judge a fair time to respond. The fact that they only conducted a preliminary inquiry into the judge’s conduct was not reason enough to treat him differently,” ruled the judges. Investigate conduct The judges, however, did not close May 17, 2013: JSC suspends Mr Justice Mutava (above) over allegations of misconduct. May 27, 2013: Judge protests against decision, arguing that the process was flawed. May 30, 2013: President Kenyatta appoints tribunal to investigate allegations. June 28, 2013: Judge challenges decision to suspend him. the door over the complaints against Mr Justice Mutava. They said the JSC still has a chance to investigate his conduct but in accordance with the law. “The Judiciary is an institution built on public trust and when the conduct of a judge has been brought into question, it must be fairly investigated. In that context, we direct the JSC to expeditiously commence new proceedings against Mr Justice Mutava in accordance with the law,” they ruled. NAROK Leaders’ wives to fight early marriages Wives of political leaders in Narok County have pledged to come together to address retrogressive cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and early marriages. Narok governor’s wife Sarah Tunai, who is leading the initiative, yesterday said the move was aimed at boosting development in the region. Wives of the Narok MPs and County Assembly members will be involved. MAKUENI Drought-hit families receive food, clothes More than 1,000 needy people in Makueni have received food and clothes from well-wishers. Well-wishers from Kericho County donated the items worth Sh500,000 to orphans widows and the old from Athiani, Kikunduku and Kyumani locations, which have suffered persistent drought. Women representative Rose Museo said the government was working on measures of mitigating the drought. KENYA’S NO. 1 LEATHER STORE TENDER NOTICE Was 1200/= Now 990/= Was 1800/= Now 1500/= Was 1500/= Now 1190/= SPECIAL SALE !! Was 1500/= Now 1190/= Was 1500/= Now 1190/= Was 1200/= Now 990/= Was 1200/= Now 990/= Was 1200/= Now 990/= Was 1200/= Now 990/= Was 1200/= Now 990/= The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) hereby invites interested, reputable, licensed firms by the Government of Kenya to submit offers for establishment of a Long Term Agreement (LTA) for Supply of 1,150MT (one thousand, one hundred fifty metric tons) of Green grams for UNHCR Kenya Operation, for one year with possibility of extension for another year at the same terms and conditions. Tender Reference: ITB-BON-14-008-DN Tender Description: TENDER FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF LONG TERM AGREEMENT FOR SUPPLY OF 1,150MT OF GREEN GRAMS FOR KENYA OPERATION Closing Date: 3 March 2014 Was 1500/= Now 1190/= Was 1500/= Now 1190/= WIDE SELECTION OF BAGS, LEATHER WALLETS, BELTS AND TOYS Was 2800/= Now 1990/= Was 1200/= Now 1190/= Was 1200/= Now 990/= OVER 10,000 ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR UNHCR REPRESENTATION IN KENYA SENIOR SUPPLY OFFICER Was 1200/= Now 990/= Was 1200/= Now 990/= Complete set of tender documents can be requested by email to KENNASU@unhcr.org. Please insert the Tender reference: ITB-BON14-008-DN on the subject line of your email. Else collect a hard copy from Supply Chain Unit Office at UNHCR Dadaab/Kakuma/Nairobi. Offers must be hand delivered in a sealed envelope and deposited in the tender box located at UNHCR Representation in Kenya, Lynwood Court, off Waiyaki Way - opposite Lion Place Westlands or UNHCR Reception at Sub Office Dadaab/Kakuma. Late offers will not be considered. UNHCR reserves the right to reject part or whole offers without assigning any reason whatsoever and will not be obliged to select the lowest offer.
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