Kenya has a new Commander in Chief in the name of William Ruto. The former Deputy President was sworn in yesterday as Kenya's fifth President at Kasarani stadium in an event that was filled with much fanfare.
After being sworn, Ruto did not waste much and almost immediately started working by signing his first Executive Order yesterday night. In the Executive Order, Ruto directed the appointment of the six judges that former President Uhuru Kenyatta had declined to appoint.
These are two judges to the Environment and Land Court and four judges to the Court of Appeal. The judges appointed to the Court of Appeal are: Weldon Korir, Aggrey Muchelule, George Odinga and Joel Ngugi.
This is in line with Ruto's promise to give the Judiciary autonomy in its functions. The above judges had already been vetted by the Judicial Service Commission and their names forwarded to former President Kenyatta for appointment.
President Ruto in his campaigns had promised a law abiding government if elected. We hope he live up to his word.
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