NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally approved the delayed appointment of 11 High Court judges.
The 11 are the first batch in a group of 25 recommended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to boost service delivery in the Judiciary.
The appointments takes effect from July 1, 2014.
“The process of appointing the remaining 14 is still ongoing and the President will give his approval or disapproval once it comes to an end,” a statement from State House said.
Those approved for appointment in accordance with the recommendation of the JSC are; Bwonwong’a Justus Momanyi, Onguto Joseph Louis Omondi, Aburill Roselyne Ekirapa, Enock Chacha Mwita, Robert Kipkoech Limo and Mutungi Charles Kariuki.
Others are Mrima Anthony Charo, Janet Nzilani Mulwa, Nagillah Crispin Beda, Farah Amin, Shaikh Mohamed and Margaret Waringa Muigai.
Earlier this month, an Opposition MP had demanded an explanation from President Kenyatta (through Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale) on the appointments, which have been pending since the start of the year.
Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma (ODM) had asked Duale to explain when the appointments would be made to bring the injustice being suffered by Kenyans and the individual nominees to an end.