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Uhuru Cornered as High Court Warns on What Will Happen if He Fails to Appoint Six Judges In 2-Weeks

The High Court on Thursday 14th October called upon President Kenyatta to appoint six judges he left out after appointing 34 judges in June this year, all of whom had been recommended by the Judicial Service Commission, JSC.

Delivering the ruling from Nairobi, the judges James Wakiaga, George Dulu and William Musyoka warned the president that if he fails to Justices Joel Ngugi, Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga and Weldon Korir, the Registrar of the High Court Justice Judy Omange and Chief Magistrate Evans Kiago within fourteen days, they will deem officially appointed.

After that the court will compel the Chief Justice Lady Martha Koome to plan for their swearing in ceremony.

This ruling came after a number of activists and Katiba Institute moved to court to seek clarifications of why Uhuru had failed to appoint them, although his office had argued that they had integrity issues.

Uhuru's decision came few days after the High Court termed the BBI report unconstitutional with Justices Ngugi and Odunga being part of the bench.

Koome in a past statement urged the president to appoint the judges, after JSC maintained that his duties where limited in choosing who to appoint and who to leave behind.

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George Dulu High Court James Wakiaga Uhuru Weldon Korir

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