The Chief Justice during a press statement revealed that the judicial service commission (JSC) sat and examined the petition filed by Nelson Oduor Onyango over conflict of interest and failing to withdraw himself from a case yet he was known to have close ties with Migori county and the governor Okoth Obado.
The Chief justice said that the decision was made after the Supreme Court judge declined to appear before the JSC to answer to allegations against him opting to be represented by his lawyers.
The first case in which his conduct was questioned was in the case of the Sony sugar belt. The petitioner alleged that Justice Ojwang was rewarded by the governor after his decision. The JSC established that the claims put across by the petitioner had merit and recommended that the president forms a tribunal for his removal.
Justice Ojwang alongside justice Njoki Ndung’u and Justice Ibrahim had made a ruling while having a pending disciplinary issues. The petition was filed by senior counsel Apollo Mboya.
Justice Maraga also said that the JSC had received 17 other petitions which they considered . in those petitions 9 were admitted and 8 were believed to have no merit.