Even as the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is at the brink of investigating top judges in the country, another case has emerged involving Supreme Justice Mohammed Ibrahim.
In a statement recorded at the Spring Valley Police station in Nairobi, Mr. Ibrahim is accused by his home security guard for brandishing a gun at him.
The Judge has since denied the claims saying he does not have a licence to own fireams.
“I don’t even have a firearm licence, and neither do I own a gun,” Justice Ibrahim was recorded saying by the Nation.
He accepted having involved in a heated exchange which he says could have prompted the guard and his supervisor to think that he was threatening them.
“I believe that it’s out of that exchange that the supervisor thought I was threatening him and went to file a report with the police. I have no reason at all to threaten a watchman. I have no gun and I have never had one.” he said.
The matter has since been taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Office in Kiambu for further investigations.
If found culpable, Ibrahim risk losing his job and face a jail term over cross misconduct.
A similar incident involving former Deputy CJ Nancy Baraza was recorded in 2012 when she assaulted her security guard. She was since fired after the incident.
Meanwhile, JSC filed a petition question the conduct of Justice Jactone Ojwang, Njoki Ndung’u, Smokin Wanjala, CJ David Maraga and his deputy Philomena Mwilu, who is also facing abuse of office trial.
The Commission cited corruption and abuse of office as the main charges facing the supreme judges.
It also wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta requesting for a tribunal to investigate the judges after they fail to appear before the commission.
They (judges) have 14 days to present their response to JSC.