First Executive Order: Ruto appoints six judges rejected by Uhuru
Four Court of Appeal Judges that former President Uhuru Kenyatta refused to appoint in 2021 will be sworn in tomorrow at State House, Nairobi.
This follows the signing of an Executive Order on the appointment of the judges this evening by President William Ruto.
The four include Korir Weldon Kipyegon, Muchelule Aggrey Otsyula, Odunga George Vincent and Joel Mwaura Ngugi.
In presence of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, the President also signed an Executive Order on the appointment of judges of the environment and land court.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 166(1) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya, I William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint Makori Evans Kiago and Cheruiyot Omange Judith Elizabeth to be judges of the Environment and Land Court,” the Notice stated.
In June 2021, former President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed 34 of the 40 judges who were recommended by the JSC. No reasons were given at the time.
Later, President Kenyatta said he snubbed their promotions in June this year on grounds that they are tainted and have integrity issues.
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