President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairman, Mumo Matemu, and his deputy, Irene Keino.
Their suspension follows a petition to the Kenyan Parliament by Geoffrey Oriaro dated March 12, 2015.
Parliament discussed the petition and approved the removal of the pair from office of the chairperson and vice chairperson.
Matemu becomes the fourth EACC chairman to be removed after Harun Mwau, Justice Aaron Ringera and lawyer PLO Lumumba.
In a statement released by Manoah Esipisu, the State House Spokesperson, Kenyatta ordered the two suspended from undertaking all functions and duties of those offices with immediate effect pending the outcome of the tribunal, which will be set up in accordance with the law.
“This process in no way hinders the work of the organization which remains constitutionally established and operational,” reads the statement.