President William Ruto has formed a tribunal tasked with probing the conduct of Environment and Land Court Judge, Justice Mohammed Noor Kullow.

The move comes after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) chaired by Chief Justice Martha Koome recommended his removal from office.

Justice Kullow is confronted with allegations of incompetence, gross misconduct, constitutional violations, and breaches of the Judicial Service (Code of Conduct and Ethics) Regulations.

In compliance with President Ruto’s orders contained in a gazette notice dated March 8, 2024, Justice Kullow is presently suspended and will present his defense before the tribunal led by Justice Patrick Kiage.

“Whereas the petitions are premised on how the Honourable Judge handled one hundred and sixteen (116) matters during the time he served at Narok Law Courts, in that it is alleged that he occasioned delay and failed to deliver a specified number of judgments and rulings,” President Ruto said.

Five petitions were submitted to the Commission, calling for the removal of Justice Kullow.

JSC verified that three of the petitions had valid claims, justifying the removal of Justice Kullow.