Tom Ojienda

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Tom Ojienda said : “The president serves under a mandate of five years given to him by the people. The Constitution does not contemplate the position being advanced by the AG. His argument is not supported by the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 2, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “EPL has suffered as a developer after the construction of its third phase was stopped by the tribunal which has led to the loss of billions of shilling,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The clash between the DCI and the DPP is healthy for the Rule of Law in this Country. The two Complement each other in Presenting proper cases with a proper evidentiary foundation to Court,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The clash between the DCI and the DPP is healthy for the Rule of Law in this Country. The two Complement each other in Presenting proper cases with a proper evidentiary foundation to Court,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “As far as we are concerned Sonko is still the Governor of Nairobi County and there is no vacancy which can be filled or assumed by the Speaker,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “We pray for free bond with no condition. The accused is no longer the county secretary and is not within the employment of Nakuru County. He is a civil servant with the Office of the President,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 10, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda says : “These are judges and will remain so even if they are elevated to the Court of Appeal. It does not mean nothing can be done if they have integrity issues as the President or any other person can petition the JSC and have a tribunal formed to remove the judge,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “It is members of the public who are going to suffer at the end of the day,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda says : “These are judges and will remain so even if they are elevated to the Court of Appeal. It does not mean nothing can be done if they have integrity issues as the President or any other person can petition the JSC and have a tribunal formed to remove the judge,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It is our submission that Ms Mwende has successfully gone through the vetting process by the National Assembly and what remains is her deployment to the Republic of Korea,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda added : “it is the duty of the CS to deploy the successful nominees and we therefore urge this court to make orders that her rights have been violated and that she [can be appointed] to a state office” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “This is akin to placing the advocates in the same category as casinos. I consider that this constitutes double reporting and that revealing the financial dealings of their clients will expose practicing lawyers to danger,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “Not everyone might like Governor Waititu but let us abide with what the law says on constitutional office holders,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “This is akin to placing the advocates in the same category as casinos. I consider that this constitutes double reporting and that revealing the financial dealings of their clients will expose practicing lawyers to danger,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Directing that the appellant should not access his office was unconstitutional. Unlike Samburu Governor who goes to his place of work under supervision, Governor Waititu was barred from going there completely. It would be safe to say that the Magistrate Court fired him,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “The accused and his lawyers feel they were conned by EACC which produced crucial evidence from the lender on account transactions by the county yet it knew it acquired the testimony irregularly,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The anti-graft body caused the chief magistrate who gave the orders to believe that it was genuine in its request yet it had obtained records earlier without a court order,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda added : "Section 18 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-money Laundering Act (POCAMLA) already recognises the principle of the advocate-client privilege. However, the proposed amendments to the Act seem to nullify this recognition and create a conflict of duty for the advocates as concerns the legal relationship between advocates and their clients," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 9, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “He is the sitting governor of Kiambu County and has functions set out under the County Government Act. The bond terms set out limits him from accessing or setting foot in Kiambu county offices which is akin to removing him from office through the back door,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “When Samburu governor was locked from his office, the judge gave him conditions he could visit, but the magistrate clearly discriminated Waititu by giving a blanket ban without any specific timeline,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda told ( about The Deputy ) : “Governor’s seat is a special position as the law intended it to be so. The Deputy Governor cannot exercise any executive powers with respect to running the county government except as may be delegated by the Governor,” External link

kenya-today Monday, August 5, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda added : “It’s important for this court to deal with predictable bond terms and predictable judicial process. Bail terms of between Sh1 to Sh2 million is fair for a charge of Sh51 million,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The Magistrate went beyond the call of duty because even in the Samburu Governor case, he was allowed to visit his office by the court. This court cannot allow orders that expressly violate the constitution,” “The office Baba Yao occupies is a special position. The DG cannot exercise any executive powers with respect to running the county government except as may be delegated by the Governor” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “The ruling did not stop him from being governor. A governor does not necessarily need an office to do his work,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The magistrate misdirected himself by using wrong sections of the law to set the bail terms when there were no compelling reasons. We want the court to review the cash bails downwards to safeguard the accused rights,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The terms constitute his effective removal from office in total contravention of the constitution. The constitution provides how a constitutional office holder can be removed from office, and being charged with any criminal offence is not one of the grounds for removal,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda argues : “The bail terms are in excessive, unproportionate, harsh, unjustifiable and should be reviewed downwards,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “He was only stopped from accessing his office and can therefore, choose to work from home or set up another office to do his work,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “He was only stopped from accessing his office and can therefore, choose to work from home or set up another office to do his work,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The ruling did not stop him from being the governor. He was only stopped from accessing his office and can therefore choose to work from home or set up another office to do his work. A governor does not necessarily need an office to do his work,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “A person having integrity issues cannot be barred from holding an elective public office since that will amount to overturning the electorate’s will. The courts should not be used to wade into political realms by setting unconstitutional bail conditions,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : "All the accused persons surrendered themselves once they learned about the charges," "Baba yao (Waititu) can be traced. He can't flee. His a top political player. The rest are civil servants of Kiambu county who earn Sh125,000. They have no financial muscle to escape anywhere" External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 29, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : "All the accused persons surrendered themselves once they learned about the charges," "Baba yao (Waititu) can be traced. He can't flee. His a top political player. The rest are civil servants of Kiambu county who earn Sh125,000. They have no financial muscle to escape anywhere" External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 29, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The practice at JSC is that every commissioner is given a form to score candidates during the interviews. As soon as the commission winds up interviewing a candidate, the forms are placed in an envelope, sealed and kept at a safe place until they are opened after all the interviews have been completed. "It is not possible for a commissioner to know who has scored what until the envelopes are opened because there are no consultations,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “IEBC is willing and ready to give any applicant the written reasons for failure to shortlist them upon making a formal request within the statutory timelines of 21 days,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Sections 48 and 49 of the Finance Bill 2019, are inconsistent with section 245 of the Constitution because they require advocates, notaries and other legal professionals to investigate their clients and report them to investigative agencies,” “With all due respect, advocates are neither agents or officers of the Director of Criminal Investigations and by extension the Inspector General or Police, nor The Financial Reporting Centre (FRC)” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Seeking more days is a direct insult to the Bill of Rights because the suspects do not know why they were arrested, what they are being charged with and why they are being investigated,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Seeking for more days is a direct insult to the bill or rights because the suspects do not know why they were arrested, what they are being charged with and why they being investigated,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 13, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “What lawyers must look for on Thursday when voting is to ensure they do not enhance the number that the executive has in the JSC. They already have four. If you make a mistake and elect a member who is close to the government then you will have added a fifth member to the number for the government,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 10, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “What lawyers must look for on Thursday when voting is to ensure they do not enhance the number that the executive has in the JSC. They already have four. If you make a mistake and elect a member who is close to the government then you will have added a fifth member to the number for the government,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Where people have exercised their will and a clarification is done by recount and then a Judge makes a mistake by not taking into account that recount, then it becomes a fundamental sabotage of the will of the people,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 25, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda says : “Besides a fee note does not become illegal because a fiscal receipt is not attached to it,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I was presented with the charges full of malice on December 31, 2018 that are meant to ensure that I am locked out of the coming Judicial Service Commission elections,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have read the Director of Public Prosecution's statement with utter shock and disbelief. I would like to state without any fear of contradiction that I do not, I cannot and I have never filed a fake case. I have never conspired with any person to be paid for work not done,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 31, 2018 10:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It is apparent the respondents are out on a malicious excursion to ‘get me’ and to ensure that I am subjected to a flawed criminal process smeared with illegalities, bad faith and witch-hunt, with the sole intention of irredeemably tainting my reputation in the eyes of the public and lawyers,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “In terms of the intrigues that informed this process, the interest is on the recruitment of the next Chief Justice. There has been a deliberate process to ensure that commissioners perceived to be independent are replaced. In my view, the desperation becomes clear when you see the concerted efforts to lock me out of the race. It is so deliberate and blatant,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have read the Director of Public Prosecution's statement with utter shock and disbelief. I would like to state without any fear of contradiction that I do not, I cannot and I have never filed a fake case. I have never conspired with any person to be paid for work not done,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:24:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have read the Director of Public Prosecution's statement with utter shock and disbelief. I would like to state without any fear of contradiction that I do not, I cannot and I have never filed a fake case. I have never conspired with any person to be paid for work not done,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I will present all the cases that I have handled for Mumias Sugar Company to the DCI [Directorate of Criminal Investigations] for them to pick out their alleged fake matters,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It, therefore, goes without saying that if there is any issue raised against a staff assigned to a member of JSC, then that issue must be handled by the internal disciplinary procedures set out by the JSC Act as it is purely an employer-employee question,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “A conservatory order do issue prohibiting EACC from arresting me with respect to use of official government vehicle assigned to him and driven by Kennedy Onyango pending the hearing and determination of the case,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:11:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It was illegal, unreasonable and an utter show of bad faith for the university to de-register Mr Linturi without conducting its own independent investigations or informing him at the very least so as to afford him the right to be heard,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda estime ( about David Maraga ) : "A cause de la religion, il a un niveau de moralité qui l'a aidé à prendre cette décision" "Il a eu le courage de galvaniser les trois autres juges (...) pour qu'ils prennent la décision d'annuler l'élection. Maraga est un homme de courage, un homme honnête, un homme spécial" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:38:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about David Maraga ) : "If a client gave you any problem, or asked for anything that was wrong, or refused to pay, (Maraga) would just say, 'Let him go. Other ones will come'," External link

reuters-en Monday, September 4, 2017 9:41:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about David Maraga ) : “If a client gave you any problem, or asked for anything that was wrong, or refused to pay, (Maraga) would just say, ‘Let him go. Other ones will come’,” External link

reuters-in Sunday, September 3, 2017 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about David Maraga ) : “If a client gave you any problem, or asked for anything that was wrong, or refused to pay, (Maraga) would just say, ‘Let him go. Other ones will come’,” External link

reuters Sunday, September 3, 2017 6:33:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “It was totally erroneous for the judge to award the respondent the maintenance against the Moi family [income], instead of Philip’s,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have just obtained orders from Resident Magistrate Nicodemus Moseti that the burial will proceed as planned,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 9, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : "We have not received any orders on the matter. The family will give their loved one a befitting send-off as planned," External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The Chief Justice is not not only the head of the judiciary, the President of the Supreme Court and the intellectual head of the judiciary, but also a person who can work well with other arms of the government and at the same time defend the independence of the judiciary. This Judge Maraga has demonstrated,” External link

kenya-today Friday, September 23, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The Chief Justice is not not only the head of the judiciary, the President of the Supreme Court and the intellectual head of the judiciary, but also a person who can work well with other arms of the government and at the same time defend the independence of the judiciary. This Judge Maraga has demonstrated,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 23, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda : "Do you belong to any religion?" External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "If you become the CJ, the law requires that you are sworn in by the President, but you say your views have not changed. How then will you take the oath of office? And why do you refer to him as Mr Kenyatta and not President Kenyatta?" External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : "It is not procedural the way the application was brought before the Court of Appeal. We suspect foul play given that it jumped the queue of all other important cases which deserved urgent hearing before this court," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Despite the public knowledge of the state of insecurity within the disputed areas and the numerous pleas by the administration of the office of the Governor of Meru County, the CS Interior there has been no deployment of security personnel in the disputed areas,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 15, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Julius Wanjohi ) : "Notably, Mr Wanjohi was the star witness whereas his evidence contradicted with the officers who were with him and thus not corroborated," External link

standardmedia Monday, July 25, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “The law stops us from giving the reasons for turning down some applications. We have since issued the applicants with reasons for the rejection and some of them have been discussed in the media. Those who really want the reasons should get in touch with the applicants because they have them,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The selection was based on a number of factors, including professional qualifications, and on Section 166 of the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The selection was based on a number of factors, including professional qualifications, and on Section 166 of the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : "We cannot proceed as the EACC has neither filed submissions nor reply. This is a very important petition as it raises substantive issues touching on gender and privacy," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “We cannot proceed as the EACC has neither filed submissions nor a reply,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT



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Nzamba Kitonga argued ( about Tom Ojienda ) : “On this occasion, they were bound to respect Ojienda’s right to privacy and human dignity,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 12, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Haroun Ndubi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : “A day after that statement was issued they are investigating. What happens if they find from Ojienda’s office that there was no evidence against him? The DPP cannot be acting at the behest of other people. He is violating the constitution in particular the provisions that require him to avoid abuse of legal process. Also, this thing about Friday arrests, it may excite a few feeble minds but it is completely out of order to arrest people before you complete investigations and even give them an opportunity to respond to those allegations at the point of investigations,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:05:00 AM EAT

Nelson Havi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : "DCI and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) are aware its not possible for Ojienda to be arraigned today or any reprieve to be obtained from the High Court. These type of arrests have become a worrying trend because now it has turned to the lawyers who are being arrested for offering legal services to their clients," External link

tuko Friday, December 28, 2018 9:27:00 PM EAT

Nelson Havi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : "It is easy to see through the ploy by the DCI and the DPP in arresting Professor Tom Ojienda on a Friday afternoon; hold him over the weekend; procure warrants to search his homes and offices in his absence; and violate his constitutional rights in the process. Justice on trial!" External link

nation-ke Friday, December 28, 2018 8:24:00 PM EAT

Nelson Havi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : "It is easy to see through the ploy by the DCI and the DPP in arresting Professor Tom Ojienda on a Friday afternoon; hold him over the weekend; procure warrants to search his homes and offices in his absence; and violate his constitutional rights in the process. Justice on trial!" External link

nation-ke Friday, December 28, 2018 7:25:00 PM EAT

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Tom Ojienda

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Tom Ojienda said : “The president serves under a mandate of five years given to him by the people. The Constitution does not contemplate the position being advanced by the AG. His argument is not supported by the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 2, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “EPL has suffered as a developer after the construction of its third phase was stopped by the tribunal which has led to the loss of billions of shilling,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The clash between the DCI and the DPP is healthy for the Rule of Law in this Country. The two Complement each other in Presenting proper cases with a proper evidentiary foundation to Court,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The clash between the DCI and the DPP is healthy for the Rule of Law in this Country. The two Complement each other in Presenting proper cases with a proper evidentiary foundation to Court,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “As far as we are concerned Sonko is still the Governor of Nairobi County and there is no vacancy which can be filled or assumed by the Speaker,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “We pray for free bond with no condition. The accused is no longer the county secretary and is not within the employment of Nakuru County. He is a civil servant with the Office of the President,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 10, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda says : “These are judges and will remain so even if they are elevated to the Court of Appeal. It does not mean nothing can be done if they have integrity issues as the President or any other person can petition the JSC and have a tribunal formed to remove the judge,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “It is members of the public who are going to suffer at the end of the day,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda says : “These are judges and will remain so even if they are elevated to the Court of Appeal. It does not mean nothing can be done if they have integrity issues as the President or any other person can petition the JSC and have a tribunal formed to remove the judge,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It is our submission that Ms Mwende has successfully gone through the vetting process by the National Assembly and what remains is her deployment to the Republic of Korea,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda added : “it is the duty of the CS to deploy the successful nominees and we therefore urge this court to make orders that her rights have been violated and that she [can be appointed] to a state office” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “This is akin to placing the advocates in the same category as casinos. I consider that this constitutes double reporting and that revealing the financial dealings of their clients will expose practicing lawyers to danger,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “Not everyone might like Governor Waititu but let us abide with what the law says on constitutional office holders,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “This is akin to placing the advocates in the same category as casinos. I consider that this constitutes double reporting and that revealing the financial dealings of their clients will expose practicing lawyers to danger,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Directing that the appellant should not access his office was unconstitutional. Unlike Samburu Governor who goes to his place of work under supervision, Governor Waititu was barred from going there completely. It would be safe to say that the Magistrate Court fired him,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “The accused and his lawyers feel they were conned by EACC which produced crucial evidence from the lender on account transactions by the county yet it knew it acquired the testimony irregularly,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The anti-graft body caused the chief magistrate who gave the orders to believe that it was genuine in its request yet it had obtained records earlier without a court order,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda added : "Section 18 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-money Laundering Act (POCAMLA) already recognises the principle of the advocate-client privilege. However, the proposed amendments to the Act seem to nullify this recognition and create a conflict of duty for the advocates as concerns the legal relationship between advocates and their clients," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 9, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “He is the sitting governor of Kiambu County and has functions set out under the County Government Act. The bond terms set out limits him from accessing or setting foot in Kiambu county offices which is akin to removing him from office through the back door,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : “When Samburu governor was locked from his office, the judge gave him conditions he could visit, but the magistrate clearly discriminated Waititu by giving a blanket ban without any specific timeline,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda told ( about The Deputy ) : “Governor’s seat is a special position as the law intended it to be so. The Deputy Governor cannot exercise any executive powers with respect to running the county government except as may be delegated by the Governor,” External link

kenya-today Monday, August 5, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda added : “It’s important for this court to deal with predictable bond terms and predictable judicial process. Bail terms of between Sh1 to Sh2 million is fair for a charge of Sh51 million,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The Magistrate went beyond the call of duty because even in the Samburu Governor case, he was allowed to visit his office by the court. This court cannot allow orders that expressly violate the constitution,” “The office Baba Yao occupies is a special position. The DG cannot exercise any executive powers with respect to running the county government except as may be delegated by the Governor” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “The ruling did not stop him from being governor. A governor does not necessarily need an office to do his work,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The magistrate misdirected himself by using wrong sections of the law to set the bail terms when there were no compelling reasons. We want the court to review the cash bails downwards to safeguard the accused rights,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The terms constitute his effective removal from office in total contravention of the constitution. The constitution provides how a constitutional office holder can be removed from office, and being charged with any criminal offence is not one of the grounds for removal,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda argues : “The bail terms are in excessive, unproportionate, harsh, unjustifiable and should be reviewed downwards,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “He was only stopped from accessing his office and can therefore, choose to work from home or set up another office to do his work,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “He was only stopped from accessing his office and can therefore, choose to work from home or set up another office to do his work,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The ruling did not stop him from being the governor. He was only stopped from accessing his office and can therefore choose to work from home or set up another office to do his work. A governor does not necessarily need an office to do his work,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “A person having integrity issues cannot be barred from holding an elective public office since that will amount to overturning the electorate’s will. The courts should not be used to wade into political realms by setting unconstitutional bail conditions,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : "All the accused persons surrendered themselves once they learned about the charges," "Baba yao (Waititu) can be traced. He can't flee. His a top political player. The rest are civil servants of Kiambu county who earn Sh125,000. They have no financial muscle to escape anywhere" External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 29, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Ferdinand Waititu ) : "All the accused persons surrendered themselves once they learned about the charges," "Baba yao (Waititu) can be traced. He can't flee. His a top political player. The rest are civil servants of Kiambu county who earn Sh125,000. They have no financial muscle to escape anywhere" External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 29, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The practice at JSC is that every commissioner is given a form to score candidates during the interviews. As soon as the commission winds up interviewing a candidate, the forms are placed in an envelope, sealed and kept at a safe place until they are opened after all the interviews have been completed. "It is not possible for a commissioner to know who has scored what until the envelopes are opened because there are no consultations,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “IEBC is willing and ready to give any applicant the written reasons for failure to shortlist them upon making a formal request within the statutory timelines of 21 days,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Sections 48 and 49 of the Finance Bill 2019, are inconsistent with section 245 of the Constitution because they require advocates, notaries and other legal professionals to investigate their clients and report them to investigative agencies,” “With all due respect, advocates are neither agents or officers of the Director of Criminal Investigations and by extension the Inspector General or Police, nor The Financial Reporting Centre (FRC)” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Seeking more days is a direct insult to the Bill of Rights because the suspects do not know why they were arrested, what they are being charged with and why they are being investigated,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Seeking for more days is a direct insult to the bill or rights because the suspects do not know why they were arrested, what they are being charged with and why they being investigated,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 13, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “What lawyers must look for on Thursday when voting is to ensure they do not enhance the number that the executive has in the JSC. They already have four. If you make a mistake and elect a member who is close to the government then you will have added a fifth member to the number for the government,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 10, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “What lawyers must look for on Thursday when voting is to ensure they do not enhance the number that the executive has in the JSC. They already have four. If you make a mistake and elect a member who is close to the government then you will have added a fifth member to the number for the government,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Where people have exercised their will and a clarification is done by recount and then a Judge makes a mistake by not taking into account that recount, then it becomes a fundamental sabotage of the will of the people,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 25, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda says : “Besides a fee note does not become illegal because a fiscal receipt is not attached to it,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I was presented with the charges full of malice on December 31, 2018 that are meant to ensure that I am locked out of the coming Judicial Service Commission elections,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have read the Director of Public Prosecution's statement with utter shock and disbelief. I would like to state without any fear of contradiction that I do not, I cannot and I have never filed a fake case. I have never conspired with any person to be paid for work not done,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 31, 2018 10:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It is apparent the respondents are out on a malicious excursion to ‘get me’ and to ensure that I am subjected to a flawed criminal process smeared with illegalities, bad faith and witch-hunt, with the sole intention of irredeemably tainting my reputation in the eyes of the public and lawyers,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “In terms of the intrigues that informed this process, the interest is on the recruitment of the next Chief Justice. There has been a deliberate process to ensure that commissioners perceived to be independent are replaced. In my view, the desperation becomes clear when you see the concerted efforts to lock me out of the race. It is so deliberate and blatant,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have read the Director of Public Prosecution's statement with utter shock and disbelief. I would like to state without any fear of contradiction that I do not, I cannot and I have never filed a fake case. I have never conspired with any person to be paid for work not done,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:24:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have read the Director of Public Prosecution's statement with utter shock and disbelief. I would like to state without any fear of contradiction that I do not, I cannot and I have never filed a fake case. I have never conspired with any person to be paid for work not done,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I will present all the cases that I have handled for Mumias Sugar Company to the DCI [Directorate of Criminal Investigations] for them to pick out their alleged fake matters,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It, therefore, goes without saying that if there is any issue raised against a staff assigned to a member of JSC, then that issue must be handled by the internal disciplinary procedures set out by the JSC Act as it is purely an employer-employee question,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “A conservatory order do issue prohibiting EACC from arresting me with respect to use of official government vehicle assigned to him and driven by Kennedy Onyango pending the hearing and determination of the case,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:11:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “It was illegal, unreasonable and an utter show of bad faith for the university to de-register Mr Linturi without conducting its own independent investigations or informing him at the very least so as to afford him the right to be heard,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda estime ( about David Maraga ) : "A cause de la religion, il a un niveau de moralité qui l'a aidé à prendre cette décision" "Il a eu le courage de galvaniser les trois autres juges (...) pour qu'ils prennent la décision d'annuler l'élection. Maraga est un homme de courage, un homme honnête, un homme spécial" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:38:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about David Maraga ) : "If a client gave you any problem, or asked for anything that was wrong, or refused to pay, (Maraga) would just say, 'Let him go. Other ones will come'," External link

reuters-en Monday, September 4, 2017 9:41:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about David Maraga ) : “If a client gave you any problem, or asked for anything that was wrong, or refused to pay, (Maraga) would just say, ‘Let him go. Other ones will come’,” External link

reuters-in Sunday, September 3, 2017 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about David Maraga ) : “If a client gave you any problem, or asked for anything that was wrong, or refused to pay, (Maraga) would just say, ‘Let him go. Other ones will come’,” External link

reuters Sunday, September 3, 2017 6:33:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “It was totally erroneous for the judge to award the respondent the maintenance against the Moi family [income], instead of Philip’s,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “I have just obtained orders from Resident Magistrate Nicodemus Moseti that the burial will proceed as planned,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 9, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : "We have not received any orders on the matter. The family will give their loved one a befitting send-off as planned," External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The Chief Justice is not not only the head of the judiciary, the President of the Supreme Court and the intellectual head of the judiciary, but also a person who can work well with other arms of the government and at the same time defend the independence of the judiciary. This Judge Maraga has demonstrated,” External link

kenya-today Friday, September 23, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The Chief Justice is not not only the head of the judiciary, the President of the Supreme Court and the intellectual head of the judiciary, but also a person who can work well with other arms of the government and at the same time defend the independence of the judiciary. This Judge Maraga has demonstrated,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 23, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda : "Do you belong to any religion?" External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "If you become the CJ, the law requires that you are sworn in by the President, but you say your views have not changed. How then will you take the oath of office? And why do you refer to him as Mr Kenyatta and not President Kenyatta?" External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : "It is not procedural the way the application was brought before the Court of Appeal. We suspect foul play given that it jumped the queue of all other important cases which deserved urgent hearing before this court," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “Despite the public knowledge of the state of insecurity within the disputed areas and the numerous pleas by the administration of the office of the Governor of Meru County, the CS Interior there has been no deployment of security personnel in the disputed areas,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 15, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said ( about Julius Wanjohi ) : "Notably, Mr Wanjohi was the star witness whereas his evidence contradicted with the officers who were with him and thus not corroborated," External link

standardmedia Monday, July 25, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda told : “The law stops us from giving the reasons for turning down some applications. We have since issued the applicants with reasons for the rejection and some of them have been discussed in the media. Those who really want the reasons should get in touch with the applicants because they have them,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The selection was based on a number of factors, including professional qualifications, and on Section 166 of the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “The selection was based on a number of factors, including professional qualifications, and on Section 166 of the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : "We cannot proceed as the EACC has neither filed submissions nor reply. This is a very important petition as it raises substantive issues touching on gender and privacy," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Ojienda said : “We cannot proceed as the EACC has neither filed submissions nor a reply,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
commissioners3.12%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
lawyer57.81%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
professor1.56%EN09/04/201704/09/2017
attorney0.78%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
county attorney0.78%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
commissioner9.38%EN01/14/201714/01/2017
family lawyer4.69%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
spokesman0.78%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
judicial service commissioner2.34%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
justice1.56%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
judge0.78%EN09/22/201622/09/2016
appellate court judge0.78%EN09/22/201622/09/2016
counsel2.34%EN09/02/201602/09/2016
senior counsel2.34%EN09/02/201602/09/2016
representative1.56%EN08/30/201630/08/2016
advocate2.34%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
lands commission lawyer4.69%EN02/04/201504/02/2015
chairman2.34%EN11/14/200614/11/2006
Names Lang Count
Tom OjiendaEN100.00%
Tom OjiendaFR0.00%


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Nzamba Kitonga argued ( about Tom Ojienda ) : “On this occasion, they were bound to respect Ojienda’s right to privacy and human dignity,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 12, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Haroun Ndubi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : “A day after that statement was issued they are investigating. What happens if they find from Ojienda’s office that there was no evidence against him? The DPP cannot be acting at the behest of other people. He is violating the constitution in particular the provisions that require him to avoid abuse of legal process. Also, this thing about Friday arrests, it may excite a few feeble minds but it is completely out of order to arrest people before you complete investigations and even give them an opportunity to respond to those allegations at the point of investigations,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:05:00 AM EAT

Nelson Havi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : "DCI and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) are aware its not possible for Ojienda to be arraigned today or any reprieve to be obtained from the High Court. These type of arrests have become a worrying trend because now it has turned to the lawyers who are being arrested for offering legal services to their clients," External link

tuko Friday, December 28, 2018 9:27:00 PM EAT

Nelson Havi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : "It is easy to see through the ploy by the DCI and the DPP in arresting Professor Tom Ojienda on a Friday afternoon; hold him over the weekend; procure warrants to search his homes and offices in his absence; and violate his constitutional rights in the process. Justice on trial!" External link

nation-ke Friday, December 28, 2018 8:24:00 PM EAT

Nelson Havi said ( about Tom Ojienda ) : "It is easy to see through the ploy by the DCI and the DPP in arresting Professor Tom Ojienda on a Friday afternoon; hold him over the weekend; procure warrants to search his homes and offices in his absence; and violate his constitutional rights in the process. Justice on trial!" External link

nation-ke Friday, December 28, 2018 7:25:00 PM EAT