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Justice Odunga, 10 Others Cleared for Court of Appeal

GBR Team 22/07/2019

Kenya’s Judicial Service Commission has recommended 10 High Court judges and one legal scholar for appointment to the Court of Appeal.

“Having deliberated..the Commission has concluded that the following are the most suitable candidates to be recommended for appointment,” the Judiciary’s apex body said in a press statement.

The 11 were selected from a shortlist of 35 applicants who had in turn been whittled down from an initial list of 113 contenders.

Headlining the list is Justice George Odunga of the High Court of Machakos who made his name at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division with landmark rulings on petitions against government overreach.

Justices Francis Tuiyott, Hellen Omondi, Weldon Korir, Mbogholi Msagha, and Aggrey Muchelule were also elevated by the JSC, the judges and magistrates appointing body.

Others are Lady Justice Jesse Lesiit, Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi, and Justice Joel Mwaura.

University Don Dr. Kibaya Imaana Laibuta was also endorsed by the apex body to join the second highest court in the land.

The 11 are to join the 19 judges already on the appellate court bringing its total number of judges to 30.

“All the candidates did very well,” the JSC said.”

The Appointees

…More to follow