CJ Malaba contempt of court case dismissed.
The High Court has dismissed with no cost an application by the Executive Director of a non-governmental organisation to have Chief Justice Luke Malaba charged with contempt of court.
The contempt of court legal proceeding was sparked by the return of the Chief Justice to work on the strength of appeals being noted to the Supreme Court, challenging the 15th of may High Court decision, that neither Chief Justice Malaba nor any other sitting judge of the Constitutional or Supreme courts had the option laid out in the latest constitutional amendment, to extend their term of office until they were 75.
The three High Court judges said only sitting High Court judges had that option. The ruling was made on the Chief Justice’s 70th birthday, so he promptly stood aside.