Justice Philip Tunoi – Biography, Supreme Court, Judge, Kenya, Ksh. 200 million Bribe, Evans Kidero, Parents, Family, wife, children, Education, Career, Business, wealth, salary
Justice Philip Tunoi background
Philip Tunoi’s full name is Philip Kiptoo Tunoi. In the professional circles he is known as Hon. Justice Philip Kiptoo Tunoi.
He was born on June 2, 1944 in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Philip Tunoi Parents
Little is known of Judge Philip Kiptoo Tunoi’s parents. But they lived in Elgeyo Marakwet.
Philip Tunoi Education
Justice Phillip Kiptoo Tunoi attended St Patrick’s High School Iten in Elgeyo Marakwet.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of East Africa, Dar-es-Salaam in 1970.
He pursued a post-graduate diploma in law from 1971 to 1972.
He graduated with a PhD in Arts – Philosophy from the University of Nairobi in December 3, 2013
Philip Tunoi Family
Tunoi’s family is composed of one wife and four children. Most of them live in Eldoret.
Philip Tunoi wife
Justice Philip Kiptoo Tunoi’s wife is a business tycoon in Eldoret town. She had inherited 380 acres of land, 16 prime plots in Elgon View estate in Eldoret and a building in Eldoret town from her mother who was married to one of the largest land owners in Uasin Gishu at that time.
Philip Tunoi children
Philip Tunoi has four children. Three sons and one daughter. One son is a lawyer the other one is an agriculturalist specialising in growing mushrooms, another one is a teacher and the daughter is a lecturer at Moi University.
He was the Provincial State Counsel in Nyanza and Western regions from 1971 to 1973 before quitting to engage in private practice.
He was appointed Judge at the High Court on May 28, 1987.
In 1993 he was appointed to serve as Judge of the Court of Appeal.
He is the Vice President of East African Court of Justice and the former Chairman of East Africa Judges Training Committee.
He has been a member of
- The Kenya Law Reporting Council,
- Rules Committee East Africa Court of Justice,
- Senior Judges Committee-Africa,
- National Crime Research Governing Council and UN Drugs Control Programs,
- Judicial Sector, Pretoria.
He is now a Judge of the Kenya Supreme Court. He was appointed to the inaugural Supreme Court on June 11, 2011.
Philip Tunoi Ksh. 200 million Bribe by Evans Kidero
The smooth career of Justice Philip Kiptoo Tunoi was rocked by bribery claims against him by a Mr. Geoffrey Kiplagat. Geoffrey Kiplagat alleged that Justice Philip Tunoi was given a Ksh. 200 million bribe by Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to influence the outcome of an election petition file against him by Ferdinand Waititu.
Mr Kiplagat, a former journalist at Kass FM, detailed in his affidavit how he acted as a bridge between Justice Philip Kiptoo Tunoi and Dr Evans Kidero.
Justice Philip Tunoi was suspended from Supreme Court by President Uhuru Kenyatta and a commission of inquiry formed to investigate him.
Justice Philip Kiptoo Tunoi owns business premises in Eldoret Town and runs a hotel and a bar business in Eldoret town that bring him extra income.
He practices large-scale farming in Uasin Gishu
Philip Tunoi wealth, salary
Tunoi bought 600 acres of land in 1974 where he practices large-scale farming.
He bought five acres of land in Kitengela in 2005. He together with his wife own 380 acres of land, 16 prime plots in Elgon View estate in Eldoret and a building in Eldoret town.
His salary as Supreme Court judge is Ksh. 757,770 basic salary and Ksh. 324,758 in allowances totaling to Ksh. 1,082,528.