The High Court has ordered president Uhuru kenyatta to appoint the six judges he previously rejected within 14 days. The judges were among 40 who are recommended for appointment by the JSC but President Kenyatta only appointed 34.
But on Thursday evening, the High Court bench composed of three judges of the high court including justices George Dulu, William Musyoka and James Wakiaga ruled that should the president ignore the High Court ruling today, the court has directed that the six judges be duly appointed and sworn in.
In their ruling, they directed that the president should appoint the six judges nominated by the JSC namely George Odunga, Aggrey Muchelule, Joel Ngugi, Weldon Korir to the court of appeal and Mombasa chief magistrate Evans Makori and deputy registrar Judith Omange to the lands and environment court.
The high court judges ordered that upon the lapse of the 14 days without president Uhuru Kenyatta making the appointments, it will be presumed that his power and or authority on the issue had expired and the 6 nominees will be sworn in as duly appointed to their respective offices.
The high court ordered that the chief justice and the JSC will be at liberty to take all necessary steps in having the nominees sworn in and assigned duties once the 14 days lapse.
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