Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Ms Anne Amadi has asked the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to seek Supreme Court order if it is keen to probe Supreme Court Registrar Esther Nyaiyaki.
In a letter to the EACC dated September 25, 2017, Ms Amadi acknowledged receipt of the anti-graft commission’s complaints whose particulars, she said, had not been notified to the Judiciary.
Ms Amadi, however, said the documents sought by the anti-corruption agency were submitted to the Supreme Court and can only be released by a court order.
“The report and other documents sought were submitted to the Court in answer to the law and specific orders. The release, therefore can only be pursuant to another court order from the Supreme Court,” stated the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary in her response to EACC’s letter.
She advised the EACC to make a formal application before the Supreme Court for the release of the same documents.
Ms Nyaiyaki had earlier protested an order to hand over documents and record a statement on claims that she misled judges to quash President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
The registrar was summoned by the EACC on September 25 in a letter to Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.
In her response to Chief Justice David Maraga, Ms Nyaiyaki said the law gives the Judicial Service Commission the powers to investigate her for any impropriety.