May 17, 2022

CJ Koome appeals decision allowing her to appoint six judges

CJ Martha Koome

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Chief Justice Martha Koome will appeal against the High court ruling that directed President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint the remaining six Judges.
Koome says she is dissatisfied with the entire judgement of the High Court and intends to appeal against it.
The CJ through Muma and Kanjama Advocates has written to the High Court deputy registrar to furnish her with typed proceedings of the case and a copy of the judgement to enable her to file the appeal.
The judgement was delivered on August 21 by Judges George Dulu, William Musyoka and James Wakiaga.
“Take notice that the Chief Justice being dissatisfied with the judgment and decree of the High Court intends to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the whole of the said judgement and decree. We request to be furnished with the proceedings to file the CJ’s record of appeal,” said Charles Kanjama.
The six judges left out when Uhuru appointed 34 others are High Court judges Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Joel Ngugi.
A three-judge bench comprising of Justices George Dulu, William Musyoka and James Wakiaga ruled that the six judges will be deemed to have been appointed after the 14 days lapse.
The bench ruled that the President had no powers to vet nominees submitted to him for the appointment.
They added that the CJ, who is now appealing the case, should assign them.
Koome said that she was dissatisfied with the ruling.

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