Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has come out to support Supreme Court Judge Justice Philip Tunoi's decision to face the tribunal following the alleged Sh200 Million bribery scandal facing the two.
Speaking during a public meeting, Kidero could not concur with other legal experts and observers who maintain that Justice Tunoi should resign before the tribunal begins probing him.
“But on the one thing that pleases me, is when I read today that he would go through with a tribunal. I saw that there was a lot of pressure but if a man is innocent he needs to be heard. If he resigns without proper clarification people will assume that what was peddled was true,” Kidero said.
Kidero reiterated his earlier statement that he has never met the judge before.
On Friday, the Special JSC Committee released its recommendation citing that Justice Tunoi was culpable in the Sh200 Million bribery scandal involving Nairobi Governor.
The Margaret Kobia-led team directed President Uhuru Kenyatta to form a tribunal to investigate the matter further.
The bribery claims hit headlines following a television report which indicated that Kidero allegedly granted Justice Tunoi a Sh200 Million bribe, to rule in his favour during an election petition by the then Nairobi gubernatorial seat rival Ferdinand Waititu.
Justice Tunoi and Governor Kidero have consistently maintained their innocence in the corruption saga