NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 – Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday carried out his first reshuffle; reorganising the High Court.
He has increased the number of stations from 35 to 40 and following the appointment of new judges, now standing at 128 compared to the 105 when Maraga’s predecessor Willy Mutunga carried out a reorganisation of his own in April of last year.
The new stations are in Makueni, Nyandarua, Kabarnet, and Thika with the Narok/Naivasha court being split between two presiding judges.
Maraga has also increased the number of Environment and Land High Court stations with the Chuka station now having a judge posted to the division, the Eldoret and Nakuru stations have had the number of judges posted to their Environment and Land courts increased to two; Embu, Garissa, Kajiado, Kakamega, Kericho, Machakos, Migori, and Murang’a all now have judges assigned to the Environment and Land division.
Maraga has also named Enock Chacha Mwita as a replacement for Justice Isaac Lenaola who is now a Supreme Court judge after having served as Presiding Judge in the Constitutional and Human Rights Division.
He has also moved Justice Joseph Onguto and Edward Muriithi from the division replacing them with Justice John Mativo. Onguto has been moved to the Commercial Division.
Mwongo who remains Principal Judge in the High Court is however now in the Civil Division from the Commercial
Justice Roselyn Korir has also been moved from the Criminal Division.