The High Court today ruled that the President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to decline the appointment of the six judges was unconstitutional. The court directed Uhuru Kenyatta that the six judges who were, Justice Aggrey Muchelule, Justice Weldon Korir, Joel Ngugi, George Odunga and Justice Judith Omange will have to assume office within 14 days if the Head of State does not officially appoint them.
The confirmation and appointment that happened in June forced Uhuru to appoint 34 and reject the six. Uhuru's stand was that the six had integrity issues and that they were not qualified to occupy and public office. However, today's landmark ruling has restored hope in them.
Kabando Wa Kabando were is also a constitutional lawyer has today told Justice Martha Koome and the Attorney General, Kihara that they need to act swiftly and perform their duties as mandated by the Constitution of Kenya as they have a long way to go. He stated that Koome has at least nine years to serve in one of the most important offices in Kenya. His claim is that political interference should not compromise the independence of the Judiciary.
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