Douglas Ogoti moved to Embu as Judiciary announces major transfer of judges
Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti is among the 84 judges who have been transferred in a major reorganization announced by Registrar of Magistrates Courts Peter Mulwa
Ogoti, who was attached to the anti-corruption unit at the Milimani Law Courts, is now headed to Embu as the head of the station in changes dated Friday, July 9.
He has been replaced by Lawrence Mugambi.
Ogoti initially worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) for 20 years before he joined the judiciary in 2016.
He has handled several high-profile cases such as the NYS scandal where he denied bail to the 42 accused persons that included former Youth and Gender Permanent Secretary Lilian Omollo.
He will also be remembered for releasing Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal on a record bail of Ksh100 million or an alternative Sh150 million bond.
Other cases he has handled include corruption cases against Governor Mike Sonko and former sports CS Hassan Wario.
In the new changes, Milimani Law Courts will now be headed by Heston Nyaga who was transferred from Makadara Law Courts.
Nyaga will head the unit together with Wendy Kagendo who has been transferred from Nyeri Law Courts.
Magistrate Francis Andayi has been moved from Milimani Law Courts to Nyeri where he will head the station.