The Appellate Court popularly referred to as the Court of Appeal has suspended an order from High Court directing the President to swear in 6 Judges he rejected. A month ago, the High court ordered the President to swear in 6 judges namely, Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Prof Joel Ngugi who were recommended for the Court of Appeal.
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The High Court of Kenya has again ruled against the decision of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The courts have directed Uhuru to appoint the six judges whom he rejected in the list that was recommended by the Judicial Service Commission. A three judge bench that included justices James Wakiaga, George Dulu and William Musyoka have today on Thursday ruled that the President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to leave out the six judges was unconstitutional.
Big Win For Uhuru as Appellate Court Overturns High Court Ruling on Six Judges Left Out by President
The six judges who were rejected by President Uhuru Kenyatta due to allegations of corruption will have to wait even longer after the Court of Appeal halted the implementation of an order that would have seen them assume their new roles. Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, and Joel Ngugi were among the six judges who were to serve on the Appellate Court.
On Thursday president Uhuru Kenyatta was given tough condition by high court to appoint six judges in fourteen days failure of which Chief Justice Martha Koome will swear them in office. While making the ruling, high court judges said president has no power to reject appointment of any judge when recommended by Judicial Service Commission.
It is another big win for Jackline Mwende after the Machakos High Court Judge George Odunga dismissed the appeal from her estranged ex husband who chopped her arms some years ago. According to K24 digital news reports, Stephen Ngila Nthenge was earlier on handed a thirty years sentence after being found guilty of chopping his ex wife's arm.
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.
(A picture of Nelson Havi) The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President, Nelson Havi asked the Chief Justice Martha Koome to swear in the six judges that were rejected by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The six judges are Aggrey Mucheule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Joel Ngugi, Evans Makori, and Judith Omange.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has received a temporary lifeline after the Court of appeal suspended the order which directed him to swear in the 6 judges he had rejected in two weeks. Justices Roselyn Nambuye, Wanjiru Karanja and Imaana Laibuta gave the orders pending a ruling on the matter on November 19.
For another time in history the court has gone contrary to the decisions that were made earlier by the president, Uhuru Kenyatta. This is true and evident following the decision of The High Court to declare the six judges left out by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the June 3, 2021 appointments duly appointed today.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been given 14 days to appoint six justices who were not promoted in June 2021. If the President fails to comply with the order, the six justices will be considered properly appointed, and the Chief Justice will conduct their inauguration. Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Aggrey Muchelule, Registrar of the High Court Judy Omange, and Chief Magistrate Evans Kiago are among the six nominees.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been directed to appoint the remaining six out of 40 judges he declined to approve in June within the next 14 days. The six judges include Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Joel Ngugi, who were to serve in the Appellate court.
PHOTO / COURTESY The Court of Appeal has temporarily halted a High Court judgment requiring the President to swear in six judges whom he had previously rejected. A month ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta was instructed by the High Court to swear in six judges who were recommended for the Court of Appeal, including Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, and Prof Joel Ngugi.
A bench of High Judges have today dressed down Uhuru Kenya giving him an ultimatum of 14 days to appoint the six rejected failure of which they will be deemed appointed. “Upon the lapse of the 14 days, without Uhuru having made the appointment it shall be presumed that his power to make them has expired and his office becomes functus so far as the appointments are concerned and the six nominees shall be deemed duly appointed effective from the date of default as Judges of superior courts for which they were recommended," said the bench.
The expose unleashed by former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko on corruption in the corridors of justice,is a clear indicator that we still have a long way in the war against corruption. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been dedicated in the fight against corruption but his efforts seem to be giving unsatisfactory results, because of the rot in the justice system whereby judges,magistrates and advocates take bribes and engage in illegal activities.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has 14 days to appoint the six judges whose recommendations for promotions he rejected in June 2021. A three-judge bench sitting on Thursday, October 21, ruled that the president violated the Constitution when he refused to formally appoint the six judicial officers. They are; George Odunga, Joel Ngugi, Aggrey Muchelule, Weldon Korir, Makori Evans Kiago, and Judith Omange Cheruiyot over alleged integrity issues.
An Appeal Court has ordered a temporary ban on the swearong-in of six judges whoes nomination President Kenyatta had rejected. Supreme Court President Justice Martha Koome will therefore be forced to wait until November 19 when a verdict before court will be heard and determined. The order comes following an application by the Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, challenging a ruling by the High Court directing that the six judges sholud be sworn-in with an immediate effect.
The High Court has ordered President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint the remaining six judges who he had earlier rejected, within 14 days. The six are justice George Odunga, Aggrey Muchelule, Joel Ngugi and Weldon Korir together with Mombasa chief magistrate Evans Makori and High court deputy registar Judith Omange.
The six judges include Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Joel Ngugi, who were to serve in the Appellate Court. Others are chief magistrate Evans Makori and High Court registrar Judith Omange, who were promoted to the High Court. The Court of Appeal says the judgment issued by the High Court on October 21, 2021 should remain suspended pending the filing, hearing and determination of two intended appeals by President Kenyatta and Attorney-General Paul Kihara Kariuki.
The High Court has given The President Uhuru Kenyatta 14 days to appoint the six judges he had omitted in June 2021 promotions. The nominated Six judges were Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Aggrey Muchelule, Registrar of the High Court Judy Omange and Chief Magistrate Evans Kiago.