CJ Koome gives update on appointment of six remaining appellate court judges

Monday, September 20th, 2021 11:24 |
Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/File

Chief Justice Martha Koome has said she has not received any information on the appointment and swearing-in of the remaining six judges of the Court of Appeal rejected by President Uhuru Kenyatta in June.

Speaking on Citizen TV on Sunday night, CJ Koome questioned the reasons behind the rejection of the six judges whom she said are still serving in the Judiciary.

"These are serving judges. What difference does it make if they are not promoted to the Court of Appeal?" She posed.

Koome said she expected all the 40 judges forwarded to the President for appointment to be sworn in.

President Kenyatta appointed 34 judges out of the 41 judges proposed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) last year, leaving out six.

Judges George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Aggrey Muchelule, Evans Kiago, Judith Omange and Joel Ngugi were left out in a list published in a special issue of the Kenya Gazette yesterday.

Justices Ngugi and Odunga were among five judges who on May 13, 2021, declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), a product of the Handshake between the President and opposition leader Raila Odinga, “unconstitutional, null and void”.

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