Liberia: Justice Ja’neh Impeachment Trial Set for Thursday


MONROVIA – The Senate will on Thursday hear the bill of impeachment against Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Kabineh Ja’neh. The trial follows Supreme Court ruling last Wednesday, giving the Senate greenlight to proceed.

Report by Henry Karmo, [email protected]

As the Constitution, the Chief Justice will preside over the hearing which will take place at the Capitol. It will commence at 2 pm.

The notice of assignment signed by the Secretary the Senate, J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh, Sr. instructing the Sergeant At-Arms read: “YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY the parties and or their legal counsels to appear before the Liberian Senate in Impeachment Trial at its Chambers at the Capitol Building, Capitol Hill, Monrovia Liberia, the 14th day of February 2019 at the hour of 2:00 PM for the commencement of the Trial…”

According to the notice of assignment which was received and signed for by the legal counsels of Associate Justice Ja’neh and the managers of the House of Representatives, he is to face the Senate for impeachment proceedings. 

The House of Representatives voted to impeach Justice Ja’neh on August 28, 2018 for alleged “misconduct and gross breach of duty” in keeping with the constitutional power assigned to that body to prepare bill of impeachment and forward same to the Senate for trial.