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High Court Gives President Kenyatta 14 days To Appoint Six Judges That He Rejected

The High Court has ordered President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint the six judges left out during the June 3, 2021 appointments within 14 days failure to which they will be deemed to have been duly appointed.

In a ruling, the High Court declared that failure by the Head of State to do so within the stipulated time will conclude that his power to appoint the six to have long expired. 

The six judges were vetted and recommended for appointment of promotion by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

The Court declared that Justices Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Prof Joel Ngugi will be deemed duly appointed to the Court of Appeal if the President does not do it in 14 days.

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed 34 of the 40 nominees, but left out high court judges Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Aggrey Muchelule, and Weldon Korir, alongside registrar of the high court Judith Omange and chief magistrate Evans Makori. 

While rejecting the list in 2019, president Kenyatta cited integrity issues among some judges saying they did not meet the threshold for appointment as judges to the designated courts and referred their nomination back to JSC.

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