A video of a visibly drunk Supreme Court judge Smokin Wanjala bragging to villagers about his impressive academic credentials has emerged on social media.
The judge is heard telling mourners in a funeral that he attended some of the best universities in the world including Columbia University in the US, and that he is fluent in English.
“I am well learned. I went to university and attained a degree. I also undertook my master's at Columbia University. I learned English and I am a fluent speaker,” Wanjala says in a hazy speech.
He was speaking during the funeral ceremony of retired Justice Lawrence Peter Ouna in Busia County last week.
Justice Wanjala is one of the most educated judges in Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law, and a Master’s of Law from Columbia University. He also has a Doctorate in Law (Ph.D.) from the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Before joining the judiciary, Wanjala worked as a senior law lecturer at the University of Nairobi for 20 years.