Kenyan judge back at her station

June 23, 2010 12:00 am

, MERU, Kenya, Jun 23 – High Court judge Murugi Mugo is expected to resume duty at the Meru High court on Thursday, five months after she left the station after being rejected by local lawyers.

Justice Mugo left the station in February after Meru lawyers boycotted her sessions.

Confirming the development, Meru Bar Association Chairman Ken Muriuki said the judge had been re-deployed to the station.

It also emerged that Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Chairman Kenneth Akide had written to the Meru Bar Association urging the lawyers to iron out their differences with Justice Mugo.

The lawyers had accused the judge of embarrassing them in front of clients.

The letter said that following a Judicial Service Commission meeting last week, it was decided that the standoff between lawyers and judges had adversely affected speedy hearing of matters.

The LSK has also written to lawyers in Eldoret and Kitale urging them to dialogue with Lady Justice Mary Angawa and Justice Nicholas Ombija respectively.

Lawyer Florence Kajuju who was the Meru Bar Association chair during the January boycott has since been elected LSK vice chair.

Mr Muriuki said the Meru lawyers will meet on Wednesday to decide their stand on Justice Mugo’s redeployment.


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