Supreme Court judge Jackton Ojwang has opted to face the tribunal appointed to investigate his conduct in office that has landed him into suspension.
The fate of the judge now lies in the hands of the seven member bench picked by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday.
Whereas he declined to face the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to respond to allegations of abuse of office and corruption, close aides said he was preparing his defence.
Justice Ojwang has appointed constitutional lawyer Nani Mungai to lead his defence.
On Wednesday, Mr Mungai said he could not comment on the specifics of how Prof Ojwang will defend himself.