CECIL MILLER JR’S INVOLVEMENT IN COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY
Cecil Miller Jr has so far been involved in two Commissions of Inquiry namely the Goldenberg Commission of Inquiry where he represented five institutions under liquidation and the Kriegler Commission where he was an assisting counsel.
KRIEGLER COMMISSION OF INQUIRY 2008
President Mwai Kibaki appointed the Kriegler Commission in 2008 to inquire into all aspects of the 2007 general elections with particular emphasis on the presidential elections. The terms of reference for the commission were to analyze the constitutional and legal framework and identify weaknesses and inconsistencies in the electoral laws; examine the organizational structure, composition and public participation in the 2007 electoral processes. It was to investigate the organization and conduct of the 2007 electoral operations including civic and voter education among others; To investigate vote counting and tallying at all levels and assess the functional efficiency of the ECK to discharge its mandate. Cecil Miller Jr was an assisting counsel to this commission.
GOLDENBERG INQUIRY – FEBRUARY 2003 TO 2005
The Goldenberg commission of Inquiry was set up by President Mwai Kibaki to inquire into among other issues, the origins of, acceptance and implementation by the Central Bank of Kenya of the Rediscounting Facility for Pre-Export Bills of Exchange.
It inquired into allegations that under the Central Bank of Kenya Rediscounting Facility for Pre-Export Bills of Exchange, various amounts were fraudulently paid out of the Central Bank of Kenya, through the Exchange Bank Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Limited, National Bank of Kenya Limited, Delphis Bank Limited, Trust Bank Limited, Trade Bank Limited and any other commercial bank, to Goldenberg International Limited, Siro Voulla Rousalis and any other party, occasioning loss to the Central Bank of Kenya.
In addition, the probe inquired into allegations that the moneys fraudulently paid to Goldenberg International Limited, Exchange Bank Limited and other companies as export compensation under the Rediscounting Facility for Pre-Export Bills of Exchange were allegedly used by those companies, their shareholders or directors to fraudulently earn profits by speculating in convertible foreign exchange bearer certificates. Cecil Miller Jr was counsel for five banks under liquidation and was appointed by the Deposit Protection Fund of the CBK.
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