Talking of public scrutiny,many Kenyans might be unaware that one of the judge has his wife working for the current regime.
The supreme court judge is none other than Justice Jackton Boma Ojwang.The wife goes by the name Professor Colleta Suda who is the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in charge of Higher Education.
She was initially appointed as Principal Secretary at the former State Department of Science and Technology, in 2013 before it was split into two departments.
In 2016, her appointment to work in the Current Jubilee administration became a subject of discussion when her husband Justice Ojwang was being interviewed for the Chief Justice of Kenya position.During his interview with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the vetting panel questioned Justice Ojwang’ on his wife’s appointment which occurred shortly after the 2013 presidential petition.
Responding to the question posed by Commissioner Aggrey Muchelule, he stated that his wife’s appointment was based purely on merit and had nothing to do with it.
Justice Ojwang is among the seven Supreme court judges who are expected make a ruling on Friday about the Presidential petition filed by NASA leader Raila Odinga.