Judges bow out of KCB court case

Martha Koome and Patrick Kiage bow out of Uhuru kin's case

Two appellate court judges have recused themselves from a case filed by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s relative on the acquisition of a multi-million coffee estate by Kenya Commercial Bank over a Sh800 million loan.

Lady Justice Martha Koome and Mr Justice Patrick Kiage on Wednesday disqualified themselves from presiding over the appeal filed by Benjoh Amalgamated and Muiri Coffee Estate associated with a former assistant minister Ngengi Muigai.

The two judges of the second highest court in the land said “we had handled this matter at the High Court before our elevation.”

22 YEARS AGO

In the appeal, the two companies are seeking to overturn a decision of the High Court passed 22 years ago allowing KCB to attach Muiri Coffee Estate, which had guaranteed Benjoh Almagamated for the loan to finance a flower project in Nyahururu.

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