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Revealed: Past Tribulation of the Judge who Annulled Babu Owino’s Win

Integrity questions have been raised against High Court Judge Joseph Kiplagat Sergon, who on Friday ,March 2nd, voided the win of Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino of August 8th 2017 election.

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Kenyans of Twitter were the first to raise the questions after it emerged Justice Sergon was once found unsuitable to serve in the Judiciary after Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Board in 2013.

Justice Sergon was accused of taking bribe and also not remitting money to his client.

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The Vetting Board, which comprised of Justices Abdirashid Abdulahi, Fedrick Chomba and Roselyn Odede, found Mr Sergon unsuitable to continue serving in the Judiciary over accusations of corruption.

“The board having heard the application finds that the judge has established that there were serious errors manifest on the face of the record that led to a finding of unsuitability,” the board stated in its decision dated May 30, 2013, as quoted by Daily Nation.

The judge later appealed the decision, citing errors and omissions by the board in their decision to sack him.

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Judge Sergon, however, through the appeal , was reinstated after the Board’s decision was overruled.

He was thereafter posted in Kericho where he served as resident judge and later transferred to Milimani Law Courts,Nairobi, where he handled various cases, including the petition lodged against Babu Owino.


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