Judicial Services Commission to investigate corruption allegations against demo ban Judge

The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) is investigating the corruption allegations leveled against High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba who is accused of asking for a $20 000 bribe from a complainant in an eviction case. The inquiry is likely to take two weeks  upon which the JSC will meet to decide the fate of the Judge.

JSC secretary Justice Rita Makarau yesterday told The Herald that the JSC will meet on October 13 where the matter would be considered. She said,

The JSC is now seized with the matter. It is at that meeting where the commission will come up with a decision on the way forward.

Justice Chigumba was among the eight High Court judges that were interviewed by the JSC to be considered for elevation to the Supreme Court bench. Of recent she presided over the demo ban case where she ruled that Statutory Instrument 101a was unconstitutional.

More: Herald


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