One of the greatest pillars in the fight against corruption in the high places was erected by Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi. In a landmark ruling against an appeal by a sitting Governor faced with corruption offenses, the esteemed Lady Justice pronounced that all State Officers facing corruption and economic crimes charges before courts must step aside from their offices pending the determination of their cases. She argued that, if officials such as Governors could stay out of offices due to illness without adverse effects on service delivery, those facing corruption charges could also stay out of office due to “moral ill-health.”
“In this case, the applicant is charged with a criminal offense; he has been accused of being in “moral ill-health”, if one may term it so. He is alleged to have exhibited moral turpitude that requires that, until his prosecution is complete, his access to county government offices should be limited as directed by the trial court,” she said.
For her sterling performance in her chosen career, the North-western Pritzker School of Law’s Centre for International Human Rights (CIHR) will award its sixth Global Award to Justice Mumbi Ngugi, Judge of the High Court of Kenya who services in the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Division of the High Court
The award will be conferred on Tuesday 16th Feb, 2021virtually through a webinar. Congratulations to the Honourable Justice Mumbi Ngugi.
You are a Kenyan Hero!