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Tribunal calls for Baraza's ouster for gross misconduct

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    The tribunal investigating suspended Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza over the Village Market gun drama has recommended for her removal from office for "gross misconduct and misbehaviour."
    The tribunal's chairman, former Tanzanian Chief Justice Augustino Ramadhani, said Ms Baraza conduct during the New Year's eve incident showed an "inability to control her behaviour."

    Ms Baraza is accused of assaulting a security guard, Ms Rebecca Kerubo, and waving a gun at a busy shopping centre in Nairobi on New Year’s eve.

    In its verdict, the tribunal found "Kerubo's evidence to be credible" since "she has been consistent in her evidence."

    "We were not impressed by the DCJ' evidence. There were discrepancies in her evidence," the tribunal said.

    The tribunal was set up following a petition by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) after Ms Kerubo lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Ms Baraza had threatened to shoot her when she sought to conduct a body search before allowing her into the Village Market where the Deputy CJ had gone shopping.

    Ms Baraza later apologised for the “unfortunate” incident saying she had no intention of “arrogance or ill will”.

    In a statement, she pointed to fears over her personal security and said that the confrontation with Ms Kerubo should be viewed in that light.

    Source: Daily Nation