In Summary
  • The judge said Ms Njora executed her job as required by Supreme Court rules and there were no valid reasons for sacking her.

  • The Employment and Labour Relations Court judge ordered her to go back to her job without any loss of salary and benefits.

A judge has ordered the reinstatement of a former deputy registrar of the Supreme Court who was sacked over a case involving the retirement of two judges of the apex court.

Justice Nelson Abuodha ruled that the disciplinary proceedings against Lucy Njora and her eventual sacking in January last year were null and void.

The judge said Ms Njora executed her job as required by Supreme Court rules and there were no valid reasons for sacking her.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court judge ordered her to go back to her job without any loss of salary and benefits.

Ms Njora moved to court last year seeking reinstatement. Alternatively, she wanted the Judicial Service Commission to pay her Sh80 million in terminal dues.

Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga interdicted her in June 2016, after she failed to stop Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndung’u from hearing an appeal filed by judges Philip Tunoi and former Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal, who had contested plans to retire them at 70.

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