President Uhuru Kenyatta extending a greeting to Judge Imaana Laibuta at State House Nairobi. During the swearing in of 34 judges by the Head of State president Uhuru Kenyatta, one of the judges received a special recognition by the Head of State. Judge Imaana Laibuta pleased the Head of State to a point that the president extended a handshake unlike he did to the rest of the judges who were sworn in together with him.
Lawyer Imaana Laibuta as he is being helped during his swearing in. Advocate of the High Court Imaana Laibuta has made history after being sworn in as the first blind Judge of the Court of Appeal of Kenya on Friday. The event happened at the State House, Nairobi under the guidance of the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Madam Anne Amandi.
The president of the republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta apointed 34 judges instead of 40, an appointment that has brought about many questions as to why the president has not appointed the remaining six judges. Lawyers demanded and pressed the president to appoint the six remaining judges.
The court of appeal has suspended the orders that were sentencing the Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti to four Months in Kamiti maximum prison for disobeying court orders. According to latest updates by the Citizen Digital, a three-judge bench comprising of Justice Fatuma Sichale, Msagha Mbogolo and Imaana Laibuta set the orders aside pending the hearing and determination of an appeal filed by Kinoti challenging his sentencing for failing to surrender guns confiscated from businessman and presidential hopeful Jimmy Wanjigi.
The old wise men has already made mentioned that Disability is not inability. Yes, there are some disabled people who have the ability to work better o111f given chance. This is proved by the one Kenyan Judge who God made him blind. He goes by the name Imaana Laibuta.
The Court of Appeal suspended an order that sentenced Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) director George Kinoti to four months in prison for contempt of court. A three-judge panel comprising judges Fatuma Sichale, Msagha Mbogoli, and Imaana Laibuta set aside orders as they awaited the hearing and adjudication of Kinoti's appeal against his conviction for failing to hand over firearms confiscated by businessman Jimi Wanjigi.
Justice Imaana Laibuta was on 4th June 2021 sworn in as the first blind judge in the Kenyan legal sector. He was sworn in alongside 33 judges who had been appointed by the Judicial Service Commission prior to the President's approval. Laibuta lost his sight at a tender age of 22 while still a student in first year, his blindness came as an accident to him, he unexpectedly found himself blind, before his blindness, Laibuta was diagnosed with Malaria and got treated using chloroquine.
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.
President Kenyatta had petitioned the Court of Appeal to suspend the implementation of the orders from the High Court that had directed him to appoint the six judges left out failure to which they would be deemed duly appointed as judges. The three judge bench consisting of Justices Roselyn Nambuye,Wanjiru Karanja and Imaana Laibuta, granted the orders noting that the case would be determined on Friday November 19.
PHOTO COURTESY The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss, George Kinoti, has been spared a fours month jail term. Reprieve for DCI boss George Kinoti as Court of Appeal grants orders for him not to serve the four months jail term pending ruling to be delivered on April 1, 2022.
Laibuta was elevated to Court of Appeal Judge after Uhuru acknowledged his proposition fronted by the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC). "I Imaana Laibuta, Judge of the Court of Appeal do gravely attest for the sake of the Almighty God to perseveringly serve individuals and the Republic of Kenya to seriously do equity as per the Constitution as by law set up.
Appointment of judges was done yesterday. Kenya has made an history in appointing a blind judge for the first time in the of history of Kenya.On Friday June 3, Dr Imaana Laibuta was sworn in as a first blind judge to the state house. The judge was sworn in after the president accepted his proposal.The ceremony was witnessed by the president and the chief justice,Martha Koome.