, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – Justice Mumbi Ngugi has been moved from the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court to become the Presiding Judge in Kericho, in major changes announced by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.
The transfers and re-deployments affect 105 judges in total.
Justice Richard Mwongo remains the Principal Judge of the High Court while Justice Samuel Mukunya and Justice Abida Ali Aroni have been transferred to Busia.
“In exercise of powers conferred to me under section 13 of the High Court (Organisation and Administration) Act 2015, and in compliance with the Transfer Policy and Guidelines for Judicial Officers and Judges of the High Court and Courts of Equal Status, I have made the following transfers and deployment of judges of the High Court of Kenya, Employment and Labour Relations Court and Environment and Land Court. These transfers take effect from 2nd June 2016,” CJ Mutunga said in a statement.
Justice David Majanja has been transferred to Kisumu as Presiding Judge.
Justice Aggrey Muchelule has been appointed as the Presiding Judge of the Family Division while Justice George Odunga is now the Presiding Judge at the Judicial Review Division.
Justice Isaac Lenaola is the Presiding Judge of the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court.
Other Judges affected include Justice Boaz Olao who has been moved to Kerugoya, Justice Mbogholi Msagha who is now the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division and Justice Nduma Nderi who is the Principal Judge of the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi.
The changes come at a time when emphasis is being placed on the backlog of cases, and before the Chief Justice retires in June this year.